Abubakar Tsav accuses Obasanjo, Wike of planning to rig presidential election

Former Lagos State Police Commissioner, Abubakar Tsav, has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, of plotting to rig Saturday’s election in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Tsav alleged that Obasanjo and Wike plan to rig the election by allegedly conniving with some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

In a statement he issued yesterday, Tsav said: “The evil that was planned against Nigeria by Chief Obasanjo and his protégés – Atiku, Wike and others is beyond imagination. It was as if he has sensed that Nigerians will vote in a way that will disgrace him with his failed alliances and lying letter so he decided the only way to save face is to manipulate the elections by compromising the umpire.

“A last minute realisation of the crimes that have been committed in INEC is what jolted its chairman out of his lethargy to postpone the polls in the hope that remedial actions can still be taken to reverse the damage that the PDP, Obasanjo and Atiku have done to its credibility.

“Before now, there have been several calls on these men to desist from their acts that are capable of plunging the country into crisis but it is now apparent that they are not amenable to reason. Instead of retracing their steps they have approached their western allies to mount undue pressure on INEC while unfairly accusing the government of the country.

“They are activating their international enforcers to declare the elections as fraudulent while ignoring the capacity of this irresponsible move to cause widespread unrest.

“The media is also replete with fake news they are pushing to the effect that the elections would be rigged by the ruling party while in reality, they, the PDP, are the ones that are desperate to win in the Obasanjo ‘do or die’ style.”