Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank has alleged another midnight meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chief of Army Staff, and the acting Inspector General of Police among others.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Frank alleged that the meeting was called at the instance of the Presidency on how to ensure victory for the ruling All Progressives Party, APC, in the six states where the governorship and states house of assembly elections were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Supplementary elections have already been fixed for March 23 by INEC.
Recall that the President had earlier on Tuesday met behind closed door with some Northern govermors, which the purpose was not made known to the public.
According to the statement issued by Frank, the recent meeting would be the third time that the INEC chairman and others were secretly meeting the president at midnight.
The political activist raised an alarm that the way APC allegedly stole the mandate freely given to Atiku Abubakar in the Presidential election, “the electoral empire is out to repeat the same plot in the rescheduled rerun governorship elections in six states.”
According to him, the latest meeting, which started at about 1:30am and lasted for about an hour took place at the Glass House of the Presidential Villa.
Frank claimed that the INEC boss arrived the Presidential Villa in the same Armoured BMW 7 series vehicle with the Chief of Army Staff, Buratai and they were later joined by other APC leaders.
“Our Eagle eye in the presidential Villa has exposed another secret meeting against Nigeria by the people we trusted with power. The latest meeting is meant to finalise strategies on how to rig the six states declared inconclusive for the ruling APC. These are states already won by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by later declared inconclusive.
“I challenge the INEC chairman to deny and swear with the Holy Qur’an that he has not been meeting with the President. History will always remember the 2019 general elections and the role played by Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, will never be forgotten in a hurry,” Frank stated.
The Bayelsa-born activist, however, called on all the serving and elected governors, National Assembly leaders and other stakeholders of the PDP not to celebrate any victory yet untill the six states of Rivers, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Adamawa and Plateau are declared for the party.”
The game plan is to adopt Osun template for the rerun elections. PDP leaders must speak out loudly against militarisation of these elections, the evil plot of the latest meeting should not be allowed to materialise because the APC government will do everything possible to rig these rerun elections.
“I also called on the Sultan of Sokoto, the Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar-led Peace Committee – who have been keeping quiet in the face of injustice -and other leaders of thoughts to call the Buhari-led APC’s government to order,” Frank said.