Plans To Rig 2019 Election Underway – TY Danjuma
Former Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) has raised the alarm over alleged plots by some unidentified persons to cause confusion in Taraba state during the 2019 general election.
He said that the plan was to foment trouble in the state, use that as an excuse to declare the gubernatorial election inconclusive and hide under it to effect a change of government in the state.
Danjuma made this known at the commissioning of medical laboratories in Takum Local Government Area on Tuesday.
He urged the residents of the state to guard their votes and avoid any attempt to turn the state upside down in the course of the election.
Danjuma said, “We are in the eve of election and if you want another four years for our able governor, we must work for peace.
“Those who do not wish us well will want us to fight ourselves, then they will use soldiers and police to distabilize us and rig the election.
“It will be in our best interest to ensure there is peace. We should suffer all provocation because there are going to be plenty between now and the time of election.
“They will provoke you to fight yourselves because they know they will loose if there is a peaceful election.
“I beg everyone of you to help maintain peace so we can have a peaceful election and that there are no surprises and will be no postponement.
“The last time when Darius’s political party was the ruling party, he was made to have run off three times.
“This time they have perfected running off. Once you don’t win the first time, the second time, they will sit down and write the result and announce it in the run off.
“They will award votes and this is the primitive democracy we now operate in this country.
“It is up to you to guard your votes, secure your votes and make sure that everyone of your votes count and that is when you can have four plus four.”