…Wants boarders shut till after election.
As Campaign train arrives Abia, Edo states.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has charged Nigerians especially those living in boarder states of the North not to sell their Permanent Voters Card, PVC, to foreigners.
Prince Secondus said that available intelligence to the party shows that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, imported foreigners from Niger and Chad Republics and are buying up PVCs from Nigerians with a view to manipulating the results.
The National Chairman spoke at a rally in Umuahia, Abia state and Benin, Edo state as the Presidential campaign train arrived the two states on Saturday.
According to a statement from the National Chairman’s media office signed by Ike Abonyi, Prince Secondus said that the Ministry of Interior should consider closing the nation’s boarders in those areas until after the election.
He warned the Independent National Electoral Comission, INEC, to do everything to avert the thwarting of the will of Nigerian people on the election as that would breed violence.
“When we raise alarm about their rigging plot they get uncomfortable because they want us to keep quiet and let them manipulate the election but such will lead to violence and we want peace.
Prince Secondus charged the people of the two states to vote and remain at their polling booth until the votes are counted and recorded.
The Presidential candidate, Atiku who was earlier given a traditional title of ‘Ahaeji eje mba’ by the Abia state tr aditional rulers sitting in council, told the people of Abia that he will join forces with their performing Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to develop the small and medium businesses.
Other speakers at the rally in Abia and Edo states include the Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and the former Senate President Adolphus Wabara as well as the National Organizing Secretary of the party an indigene of Abia state. Col (rtd) Austine Akubundu.
The campaign train moves up north on Sunday to Kebbi state.