The All Progressives Congress has raised the alarm over President Goodluck Jonathan’s unannounced visit to Lagos State a day to the governorship election.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, wondered why Jonathan came in to Lagos late on Thursday evening.
He said Jonathan had a secret meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2), Musiliu Obanikoro, and the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams.
Mohammed said the meeting was obviously to strategise on how to manipulate the polls.
He said Jonathan was using the general perception that he was a ‘good sportsman,’ to deceive Nigerians.
He said Jonathan was on a revenge mission to rig in Lagos because he failed in the state on March 28.
The APC Publicity Secretary said Jonathan had brought in fake result sheets which would be used to record doctored figures on Saturday.
He said the PDP was desperate to win Lagos because having lost the centre, Lagos was the only means through which the party could be funded.
He said, “Before the meeting, eagle-eyed Nigerians who are appalled by the PDP’s rigging plans have widely circulated on the social media the details of the planned electoral malfeasance, including the airlifting from Abuja to Lagos of a Black Kia Mohave SUV, with plate number DHQ 340, which was packed with election materials (especially result sheets).
‘’The meeting in Lagos was aimed at devising a strategy to distribute the fake result sheets that were packed into the SUV, which will be free to move around (because of its plate number) despite the restriction on vehicular movement during the elections. ‘’The same President, who conceded defeat in the presidential election and then followed up with a speech in which he said he would like his ‘legacy’ of free and fair elections to endure, is the one who is presiding over a desperate move to steal the people’s votes on Saturday.
‘’How can President Jonathan’s ‘legacy’ endure when one of his last acts in office is a seeming vengeance mission to lead his party to capture Lagos, because the PDP sees the state as a cash cow that they can milk to death, with the party’s gravy train at the federal level having derailed?’’ the party queried.
But the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Taofik Gani, described the allegations as baseless.
Gani said Jonathan, who conceded defeat to the APC two weeks ago, would not tarnish his image to manipulate an election which he would not participate in.