Former Minister of Defence, Theophilus Danjuma, has accused the Buhari-led administration of planning to use police and soldiers to rig the coming elections. The presidential and National Assembly elections is slated for February 16th while the governorship/state Assembly/Federal Capital Territory Area Council elections will hold on Saturday, 2nd March, 2019.
The retired army general made the allegation when he spoke at the inauguration of a medical laboratory at the Rufkatu Danjuma Maternity Hospital in Takum, his hometown in Taraba state yesterday January 22nd.
Describing Nigeria’s democracy as primitive, he said there is a plan to cause unrest that would make some states ungovernable in order to manipulate the 2019 elections.
“We must work hard for peace in addition to just registering and obtaining our permanent voter cards. There is no need to fight one another because they will use the police and soldiers to destabilise us and rig the elections. It is in our best interest to ensure there is peace. Those behind this plot know that they will not win elections if there is peace. I want to call on you not to sell your votes because you will be selling your birthright if you do so.” he said