A lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. AbdulRaheem Olajide Jimoh has argued that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is known for massive elections rigging vote buying and ballots stuffing.
He disclosed this in Lagos on a television programme tagged, ‘Politics Today’ while reacting to vote buying syndrome during elections.
His words, “All Progressives Congress (APC) has no money to buy votes instead we embark on massive campaign to win elections but PDP is known for elections rigging vote buying and ballots stuffing in which former Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu substantiated.
It would be recalled that former deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu confessed on Channel’s television that he rigged elections in favour of PDP in the past. Mantu revealed that he gave money to officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security operatives to manipulate elections in favour of the PDP.
The lawmaker therefore described the act as crime against God and humanity, saying it is bad to buy votes. “PDP were synonymous to all rigging. It was the PDP that introduced capturing, ballots stuffing and cowboy tactics to win elections. Now that they have introduced vote buying and selling, we need to tighten up out belt in 2019 general elections. We must also change our tactics, he said.
However, the lawmaker emphasized that his party (APC) would not be intimidated with parties coalition, saying APC would win all seats in 2019 general elections.
“PDP is used to stealing and intimidation. APC has nothing to fear as far as the coalition is concerned because they do not have any platform and not a registered political party. We believe that God of creation is behind the party and President Mohammadu Buhari because we have done what we promised Nigerians. Therefore with strategies, consultations, campaign and convictions APC will win come 2019, he added.