The Bishop of Methodist Church Nigeria, Onitsha Diocese, Rt Rev Livinus Onuagha has expressed fear that the February 16 presidential election might have been concluded and results written before the election itself, accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC) of perfecting its plans with importation of people from Niger Republic and the neighborhoods.
Bishop Onuagha disclosed this during the presentation of Mr Onyekachi Nwaulo, yesterday, as the Lay President of the Diocese at St Andrews Cathedral Awada, Idemili North Local Government Area.
He said the fear of the church was that Nigerians were going to have an election that was already done, and the wishes of the masses might not be reflected in the forthcoming election. He alleged that the government in power was doing everything possible to work against democracy in Nigeria.
“One of the reasons we are saying that APC will not allow the wishes of the masses to reflect is that so much crowd from Niger Republic is being allowed by the party to support its rally in Kano and other states in the North.
“Why bring in so much crowd from Niger Republic to support APC rally in Kano State and other States in the North. We want APC to explain the influx of people from Niger Republic to their rally.
“Another reason we suspect that the election will not be free and fair is that the party is involved in the politics of intimidation, and that is not the best for us, they should allow opposition party members to be, politicians who are not APC should be allowed to be,” he stated.
Bishop Onuagha also alleged that the ruling party had perfected plans to allow under-aged children to vote in the Northern part of the country. He said the party had influenced registration of under-aged children and given them Permanent Voters Cards and deliberately denied the people from South-east, South- south and South-west who are not APC members their PVCs
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