Chris Steven, Abuja
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors have raised the alarm over what they called plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig Ondo state governorship election.
The governors, under the aegis of PDP Governors’ Forum on Monday said that INEC should be overhauled.
The Forum, in a statement by its Secretary, Patrick Okon said that APC is bent on getting Ondo state by all means and has listed the assistance of INEC to execute its plan.
The governors said: “We are aware of the plan of APC to get Ondo state by all means, including listing the assistance of INEC.
“We are warning that we will not fold our arms to watch this impunity and day time robbery. INEC is an umpire and should play its role very well so that the electorates will have confidence in it.
“From the way things are going, the people are already losing confidence in the commission. INEC should stick to its electoral mandate and should not subvert the law of the land.
“INEC should conduct itself very well in this forthcoming Ondo state governorship election to avoid a repeat of what happen in Edo election.”
The governors, however, called on President Muhammad to caution both APC and INEC, adding, “we call on Mr. President to caution his party, APC and INEC to be fair in this coming election schedule for November 26.”