Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, the Coalition of United Political Parties, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of planning to rig the election.
The group stated that the rejection of the Biometric Voters’ Acreditation by the Party is a ploy to rig the forthcoming general elections.
In a statement signed by the National Secretary, Chief Peter Ameh, the group stated,
“The duo of Abdullahi Adamu and Suleiman Argungun have in separate outburst bemoaned the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, as announced by it’s Chairman Prof Mahmoud Yakubu that it will deploy the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System BVAS and Independent Results Viewing Portal IREV in the conduct of the 2023 elections insisting that the country doesn’t possess the technical know how including availability of enabling communication Network and facilities for same.
“These statements credited to the APC leadership is most unfortunate, uncharitable and a reflection of the thinking of the party which intends to hold the Nigerian electoral system down from gradual evolution. It is a subtle manifestation of the plot of the APC to manipulate and rig the 2023 general election having sense the inevitable rejection by Nigerians in the impending elections.
“We wish to state that the position of the APC is grossly unfounded, uncharitable and doesn’t in any way reflect the views of the CUPP or the general masses of the Nigerian people.”
It emphasized that the decision of INEC has since been received by the Nigerian people with enormous optimism and enthusiasm and has rekindled their hope of a free, credible, and transparent election. It concluded that any attempt to retract its statements would only increase mistrust and weaken the people’s spirit.
“We encourage INEC to stay strong and proceed with the systematic implementation of these laudabl reforms which are capable of cleansing our electoral system and setting it on the path of glory.
“We wish INEC success in the task ahead of her but advice that it be weary of agents of retrogression such as the APC.” they said.