President Muhammadu Buhari has chided the Peoples Democratic Party for insinuating that he was planning to rig the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Kogi State in favour of his party, the All Progressives Congress.
In a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, PDP alleged that Buhari conveyed a meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies, which it said was geared towards rigging the Kogi election.
However, in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President denied the allegation, stating that he was committed to “free, fair and credible election” in the state.
The statement said the meeting in question was called by the president to warn INEC and the security agencies against any form of manipulation as has been done in the past.
“They (PDP) started with the courts, then the EFCC, then onto the police and now they are on the one-week old INEC.
“When will PDP allow our national institutions to do their job?” Shehu said.
The governorship election in Kogi is scheduled for Saturday, November 21.