Nigeria Elections 2015 ‘PDP planning to sabotage card readers,’ APC alleges

The APC added that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and the PDP were planning to make the move in order to justify their continuous objection to the use of the card readers.

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A Permanent Voter's Card being tested on a card reader meant for use in Nigeria's upcoming general elections. play

A Permanent Voter's Card being tested on a card reader meant for use in Nigeria's upcoming general elections.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is plotting to disrupt the upcoming general elections by sabotaging the card readers to be use on that day.

The APC added that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and the PDP were planning to make the move in order to justify their continuous objection to the use of the card readers.

The allegation was made via a statement released on Monday, March 16, by APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.

It reads:

“We can authoritatively inform Nigerians that the morbid fear of card readers by the Jonathan Administration and the PDP has now been translated into concrete action. They have hired an Israeli, Gyora Berger, to do the dirty job of jamming the card readers.”

”To those who might accuse us of crying wolf, they should realise that every alarm we have raised in the past has been true, including that the Jonathan administration was pushing for the postponement of the elections and that they are mortally afraid of the use of PVCs and card readers”

“The plan is to deploy the card jammers to the areas deemed to be the strongholds of the APC, such as the North-west, North-East, North-Central and the South-West.”

“It is the planned procurement of the jammers that has given the confidence to the administration and party officials to continuously boast that Buhari will never rule Nigeria, and also the reason why a chief of the PDP boasted last week that the card readers won’t work, thus advising INEC to make alternative arrangements.”

The PDP has made public its displeasure at the proposed use of the card readers and the opposition party has attributed this resistance to a plot to rig the elections.

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