The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied that some governors elected on its platform, were secretly working to help President Muhammadu Buhari win next year’s election.
There have been speculations, that some of these Governors, especially from the South-East, have promised Buhari votes.
However, speaking to Vanguard, Kola Ologbodiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, insisted it was a ploy by the All Progressives Congress (APC), to rig the 2019 poll.
“I find it strange that any member of the PDP will pledge a particular percentage of votes for President Buhari. If that is true, it confirms our fear that there are plans to rig the 2019 elections by writing figures. You cannot determine a percentage of votes that will go in any direction in a free, fair and credible election. You do not know the mindset of every voter.
“I do not think that it is attainable to pledge a certain percentage of votes; all I know is that the governors on the platform of the PDP are supporting our candidate. That is a fact. Why should our governors vote for President Buhari? What will be the reason? Is it that the people who are members of our party are non-Nigerians?
“Why do you think that any member of our party will work for the President? You see, it is a game of the ruling party, they know that they have been abandoned by Nigerians. They know that the lies and contraptions they used in 2015 are no longer working for them because Nigerians have seen through them.
He added that “They are looking for help because they know that they are a drowning party. They will say anything just to create disaffection and seek to cause crisis within our party and with our candidate.
“We can see clearly that Nigerians are rallying round our candidate”.