JUST IN: Obasanjo bombs Buhari, INEC, says ‘Abacha era is here’
...Alleges Buhari, APC colluding with electoral commission to rig elections
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has, again, come down hard on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, and also expressed serious doubts about the integrity, impartiality and competence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fair, free and credible election.
The former president made the observations, on Sunday, at a press conference, held at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Reading from a 16-page address entitled: ‘Points for Concern and Action’, Obasanjo, alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) “have embarked on the president’s self-succession project by recruiting collation officers who are already awarding results based on their projects to actualise the perpetuation agenda, in which the people will not matter and the votes will not count.”
He also alleged that the president’s henchmen were working round the clock in cahoots with security and election officials, “to perfect their rigging plan by computing results right from the ward level to local government, state and national levels to allot Buhari what will look like a landslide victory irrespective of the true situation for a candidate who might have carried out by proxy presidential debate and campaigns.”
Obasanjo, who warned that “Abacha era is here,” urged Nigerians to rise up and do what they did in the time of Abacha and urged the international community to keep an eye on the unfolding anti-democratic agenda of President Buhari.
While saying that the track record of the present INEC is fairly sordid, Obasanjo continued, “All men and women of goodwill and believers in democracy must be prepared for the worst from INEC and their encouragers and how to get Nigeria out of the electoral morass that the Commission is driving us into.”