The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of releasing uncollected Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, to some Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC
Atiku spoke in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, while addressing a Presidential rally of the party, which held at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park.
Atiku, who had earlier visited the Owa of Obokun of Ileshaland, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in their Palaces, said that President Mohammadu Buhari failed all the promises made before his election in 2015, and deserves to be voted out.
Atiku said: “This government came and said they were going to give you jobs. Have they given you the jobs? They said they were going to grow the economy. Have they grown the economy? We are in recession. In fact, we are the headquarters of poverty in the whole world. That is where they took us to.
“They said they were going to secure our country, instead of securing our country, we have insecurity in three to four zones of the country. Have they delivered on all these three? Why should you then vote for them?
“Now, listen to this very carefully, we have information that INEC has been giving uncollected PVCs to the APC Governors. So if a voter comes to your polling booths and you do not know him, do not allow him to vote, because they want to steal your votes.
“I promised restructuring. In five to six months, I will start that, and I mean it. I said I am going to give youths 40 percent of my government, and I mean it. I said I am going to give women 30 percent of my government, and I mean it. Mark my words, I am not Buhari.”
Speaking earlier, the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, said that Atiku is tested, and would deliver if given the opportunity to revive the fortunes of the country.
A former PDP National Secretary and Chairman of the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, revealed that President Buhari failed to deliver on his two key campaign promises of restructuring and improving security.
In their separate remarks, the Osun PDP Chairman, Soji Adagunodo, former Ogun and Ekiti State Governors, Gbenga Daniel and Ayo Fayose, respectively, called on the electorate to vote for Atiku, to save the country from further misrule.