PDP demands Buhari’s disqualification from February 16 presidential election

February 2, 2019 Politics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from the February 16 presidential election.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, made the call on Friday evening while speaking at the presidential campaign rally of his party in Enugu, South-East Nigeria.

“What we witnessed in Kano yesterday at the APC rally. President Buhari brought in mercenaries – two governors from Niger Republic – with arms, with money, with people to come and vote to influence our election in Nigeria,” Mr Secondus said.

“I hereby … as PDP chairman, call on on INEC Chairman, Prof. Yakubu, to disqualify President Buhari for bringing mercenaries from abroad to influence our election.”

It remains unclear how INEC will respond to the call by the PDP. The INEC Commissioner in charge of publicity, Festus Okoye, could not be reached for comments Friday evening.

Two governors from neighbouring Niger Republic had visited Kano Thursday to campaign for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari.