Buhari Support Organization (BSO) has alleged that the federal government has entered into an unholy alliance with some Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to declare the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner in the states where the results are yet to be declared public. It also called for the arrest of the Director, Media and Publicity unit of the PDP presidential campaign organization, Femi Fani-Kayode for announcing on Sunday that PDP was already leading in 23 states when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was yet to officially declare the results.
“As we speak, the PDP-led federal government has directed some state REC who haven’t publicly announced results to declare PDP as the winner in their various states and let APC go to court. We ask Nigerians to join us in saying, “No”, to this recent manifestation of habitual impunity,” Media and Publicity Director of BSO, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe said in a press conference yesterday in Abuja.
“We appeal to all our numerous supporters to sustain their calmness in the face of current provocation and abuse of our electoral processes.
“We strongly condemn in its entirety, the recent outburst and blatant misinformation of the general public by Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode that the PDP is already leading in 23 states of the federation. This claim is a total breach of the electoral act and is designed to cause the breach of peace. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari had repeatedly emphasised to his supporters to maintain calmness in that face of provocation by the ruling party. This recent utter exhibition of lawlessness enmeshed in the typical character of impunity by PDP is unacceptable.
“We ask the security agencies to immediately effect the arrest of Mr. Fani-Kayode for breaching relevant sections of the electoral act which forbids any organ outside INEC from officially declaring election results. His arrest for further questioning will be a clear indication that the security agencies are truly unbiased participants in this electoral process as this declaration is also a breach of both the 1st and 2nd Abuja Peace Accord.
“We call on the international community and observers to note the steps being taken by PDP to cause severe breach of peace and call them to order. We also ask our supporters to maintain the peace as we await the official announcement from INEC of the authentic result for the March 28th elections,” Maduekwe said.