Ex-militants under the aegis of the South South Wing of Ex-agitators (SSWA) have warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies against rigging the upcoming general elections.
According to Vanguard, the group issued the warning in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state on Monday, February 11, 2019.
The group’s National Coordinator, General Paul Agge, in a statement which he issued to newsmen said rigging the elections in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) might plunge Nigeria into crisis.
According to Agge, “with the various rumours we have been hearing on the forthcoming election, we wish to sound it clear as a note of warning to the Military, police and other security agencies that they should not allow themselves to be used as tools to rig the Presidential election, because we strongly believe with a free and fair election, our candidate Alhaji Atiku Abukakar will win landslide.
“So we are also warning the INEC not to compromise in the engagement of the electoral process on Saturday. Our Principal Alhaji Atiku Abukakar is a man of integrity who believes in a free and credible elections, therefore we urge South South people and Nigeria in general to come out and vote for Atiku who will turn the fortunes of Nigerians around within a short period when he emerge president of the federal republic of Nigeria”
Timi Frank raises alarm
This is coming days after the former spokesman of the APC, Timi Frank alleged that President Buhari held a midnight meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu and several others on Saturday, February 10, 2019 at the Defence House, Abuja.
INEC chief, Yakubu has however assured Nigerians of his agency’s readiness to conduct free and fair elections.