Polls: El-Rufai Plans To Cause Crisis By Announcing New Chief For Adara PDP Alleges

PDP Chairman Kaduna State, Honourable Felix Hassan Hyat (middle) during a press conference at the party's state Secretariat on Thursday February 14, 2019. On his right is the Deputy Director General, Kaduna State Campaign Council and State Publicly Secretary, Alberah Catoh.


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna State Chapter has alleged that the  Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai knowing he would lose the polls, has perfected plans to scuttle forthcoming elections through creating crisis by announcing a chief for the Adara Chiefdom and illegally announcing a chairman for Java Local Government Area.

Chairman of PDP Kaduna State, Honourable Felix Hassan Hyat expressed this during a press briefing held on Thursday at the state Secretariat.

“We are also aware of the plan of the government to scuttle the forthcoming election in Kaduna State by engaging in actions that could provoke the people to cause crisis, so that a State of Emergency can be declared and for him to call for the cancellation of the elections, he is already sure of loosing. Part of the orchestrated plan is to install a new chief in the controversial Adara Chiefdom, despite the litigation in Court.

” This is in addition to using fake results to swear-in the APC Candidate in Jaba Local Government who lost the last Local Government election, despite the case in Court. The Governor knows that such actions could lead to resistance by the people that could cause mayhem. We call on the people concerned to remain calm and law abiding, no matter the provocation,” he said.

The party said that it has come to their notice that the order by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) barring VIPs from using security personnel for partisan political activities and harassment of innocent citizens is grossly being violated.

“A case in point is that of the wife of the National Security Adviser (NSA), whose brother is contesting election for the House of Representatives in Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State under the All Progressives Congress (APC). The wife of the NSA has been using soldiers to harass and intimidate people in favour of her brother. We condemn this in very strong terms and call on the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command to investigate it,” he said


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