Fear of ‘body-bags’ comment made international election observers quiet.
– Uche Secondus said the PDP will seek redress in court over the recently concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections .
– Secondus said the party would ask the court to ignore testimonies of internation election observers – The PDP party leader claimed that the international observers were threatened by opposition to give false comments about the elections The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, has said the court will ignore testimonies from international election observers that the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections were free and fair. Seondus said the observers comment cannot be used because they have been threatened by the opposition to keep quiet, The Cable reports. Referring to a controversial statement made by the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, that ‘foreigners who interfere in Nigeria’s election will return home in body bags’, Secondus said the fear of getting killed won’t let the observers say the truth about the elections.
He said: “Evidence from across the countries show there was suppression of voters in our stronghold. “We are not going to be approaching the court based on the comment of observers that were threatened. They were threatened. So, what do you expect them to say? They have to go home with their lives. They were threatened and can’t talk.
“We have the facts and we will show them to the world when we get to court. We have enough evidence to approach the court. “While the military was suppressing voters in the PDP strongholds, a different abracadabra was going on in the northern states especially in Kano, Yobe, Borno and Zamfara states which recorded high voter turnouts.
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