Obasanjo Slams Buhari as a Cheat; Accuses President, APC of Rigging 2019 Election with Help from INEC
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has broken his silence for the first time since the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obasanjo, who supported Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar in the presidential election, has slammed Buhari as a cheat and accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) of colluding with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the 2019 election.
The 82-year-old declared that INEC lacks integrity, impartiality and competence to oversee free, fair and credible elections, even in the years ahead.
Obasanjo made this known at a world press conference inside the Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta on Sunday. Reading from a 16-page address entitled: “Points for Concern and Action”, Obasanjo alleged that Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have embarked on the president’s self-succession project by recruiting collation officers who are already awarding results based on their projects to actualize the perpetuation agenda in which the people will not matter and the votes will not count.
The former president further said that the Buhari’s henchmen were working round-the-clock in tandem with security and election officials to perfect their rigging plan by computing results right from the ward level to local government, state and national levels to allow Buhari what will look like a landslide victory, irrespective of the actual situation and outcome of the election.
He said: “Abacha era is here.” Obasanjo urged Nigerians to rise up and do what they did in the time of Abacha and urged the international community to keep an eye on the unfolding anti-democratic agenda of President Buhari.
Obasanjo argued that the track record of the present INEC is terrible. “All men, women of goodwill and believers in democracy must be prepared for the worst from this INEC and their encouragers. We should focus on how to get Nigeria out of the electoral morass that the commission is driving us into.”
Culled from The Republican News