substitution of the already trained Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) adhoc staff in various states of the federation with
members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a statement signed by Kola
Ologbondiyan has said.
“This surreptitious ploy to use APC members as polling staff is a direct
template by the APC in collusion with some INEC officials, to rig the
elections for the APC.
“The PDP will never allow this unscrupulous attempt at power hijack to
“This affront to the collective quest by the people for a credible
election is akin to sitting our nation on a keg of gunpowder.
“Already, this heinous scheme, coupled with the refusal of INEC to issue
accreditation tags to the PDP agents as well as the refusal to release
the Presidential and National Assembly elections result sheets in many
states is sparking protests in various parts of the country, a situation
that portends negative implications on the electoral process.
“The PDP cautions INEC to note that there is no way it will allow such
direct rigging template to stand. If the trend is not reversed
immediately, the PDP will have no other option than to unleash our
members to take definite legitimate steps to defend our electoral
“There is no way Nigerians can allow this election to be rigged. Never”!