A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Abia State, Ambassador Chidike Ukauwa has alleged of plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to rig the forthcoming 2019 general election in favour of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.
Ukauwa equally alleged that the electoral umpire had been abetting the PDP-led government to carry out political campaigns despite ban placed on early campaigns.
The APC chieftain, who spoke to newsmen on Wednesday in Umuahia, asked the INEC to sanction the ruling PDP in the state for allegedly violating the nation’s electoral law.
The APC chieftain said, the ruling PDP in the state has continued to engage in series of political campaigns and rallies, despite ban on earlier campaigns by INEC.
“PDP in Abia state has continued to contraven the electoral laws by holding series of political campaigns despite ban on early campaigning by INEC.
“Go round the state, you will see PDP aspirants’ billboards and banners adorned in streets of Umuahia and Aba. Just recently, they gathered at Old Isi Gate campaigning for the reelection of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
“And the body charged to conduct and sanction erring political parties, INEC, has also continued to keep silent on this issue. Their silence to carry out sanction against the ruling PDP is showing that INEC is abetting PDP to violate the electoral rules.
“Again, this also shows that INEC and PDP have planned to rig the 2019 general election”, he claimed.