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Sokoto PDP Accuses FG Of Plot To Rig Gov’ship, Assembly Polls



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Ahead of the Saturday, March 9, 2019 governorship and state assemblies’ elections, plans are alleged to have been perfected by the federal government to unleash special security forces on Sokoto State with a view to aiding the All Progressives Congress (APC) to massively rig the elections and undermine the will of the people.

This allegation is contained in a press statement in Sokoto by a member of the Sokoto Governorship Election Campaign Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Isa Dattijo who said that the party leadership in the state is in possession of vital documents made available by a friendly and reliable contact in one of the security agencies in Abuja.

According to Alhaji Dattijo, “Very reliable intelligence sources,” revealed that the special security forces are drawn from the intelligence units of the different security agencies and have been instructed to “lock down” Sokoto State, provide security cover for top APC officials to move around Sokoto State on election day, as well as ensure that Area Boys operate at will without fear of arrest.

“We gathered that the FG is desperate to “capture” Sokoto State in the governorship elections in order to cover up its massive rigging in the presidential elections and to find a final solution to what APC strategists refer to as the “Tambuwal Problem.”

The PDP chieftain said that, “Our sources further revealed that Sokoto State is one of the nine state pencilled down for security “lock down” during the governorship elections. Rivers State and Taraba State are also on the cards.”

Also speaking on the development, Malam Abubakar Ahmed Bado, a Media Consultant to the PDP Campaign Council in Sokoto confirmed that party leadership in the state are in receipt of the documents “which appear incontrovertible because of the channel through which they were transmitted”.

Malam Bado however, express optimism that, “all the antics, gimmicks or strategies of subverting the Sokoto electorate will fail woefully this time around.

He said that counter strategies have been put in place by the party while the people who are still embittered by the rape of their vote in the National Assembly and Presidential Elections will not allow a reoccurrence.



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