The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the United Nations to help in preventing the All Progressives Congress (APC) from rigging the 2023 election.
Umar Damagum, the party’s Deputy National Chairman (North), called on the assistance of the organization while receiving a team of special representatives of the UN Secretary-General, led by the head of the UN Office in West Africa and the Sahel Region (UNOWAS), Ahmad Annadif, on Tuesday in Abuja. He said: “We need your support to ensure that INEC is truly an election umpire. There are a lot of reforms that have taken place which will be put to test in this coming elections. We hope with the signing of the new Electoral Act, those reforms will alleviate some of our fears in the coming elections.” Damagum said that the present state of the country could not handle any form of electoral violence, adding that he hopes the APC will readily give up power if defeated in the 2023 elections. “We hope they will continue to see Nigeria as one of the uniting factors on the continent, so that we continue to lead by example. We have been doing so since the coming of democracy in 1999 and we will continue to do so,” stated the PDP chieftain. But he told the UN representative: “You also have to continue to do your part to ensure that things are done rightly. You can do that in advisory form or any other form in which you have been doing it.”
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