This is another plan for rigging the election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has told
Nigerian voters to ignore the unlawful order by the inspector-General of Police urging them to go home after casting their ballots during the forthcoming. elections.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its
National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the electorate should rather listen to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, who said the electoral law does not state anywhere that voters cannot or should not wait to watch and ensure that their votes are counted.
It therefore urged the electorate to make sure they stayed behind to protect their votes after casting their ballots, as was the case in 2011.
APC said contrary to the suspicious directive by the IGP, INEC encourages voters to stay behind and watch their votes counted, saying the law expects such voters to stay behind but to conduct themselves in an orderly manner.
”According to Jega, who appeared on Channels TV on Friday morning, the electoral law says anyone that has no business with the electoral process at the polling booths but desires to monitor events should stay at least some metres away from the polling agents and completely away from the ballot box after casting their votes.
These and other messages are being sent out by the PDP to steal people’s PVCs, intimidate voters and manipulate the election, Nigerian’s should never allow that to happen”, APC said