The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC’s) claim that it already has 12 million votes is plot to rig next Saturday’s election.
Atiku in a statement yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, said “the APC has been huffing and puffing about how it already has 12 million votes in the kitty even before the votes are cast and in spite of the deservedly huge acceptance of the PDP across the nooks and crannies of the country.”
The former Vice President said APC’s attempts to rig the election if implemented would earn the ruling party the people’s wrath.
“The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had on Thursday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has 12 million voters that have been with them over the years.
“Based on the result of the poll by Williams and Associates, Nigerians see that the percentage of voters who have indicated their interest to vote in next week’s election has gone up 17.4% (from 63% in 2015 to 74% in 2019), representing an 11% increase in voter turnout against what it was in 2015.
“When we apply this to the 2019 registered voter base of 84 million, we get to a total of 40.4 million votes to be cast on February 16.
“We also note that the Williams & Associates poll not only predicted an Atiku win, but it demonstrated in unmistaken terms that 42% more Nigerians believe that Atiku will be the next president over Buhari,” Atiku said.