A former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, has warned the All Progressives Congress, APC, against trying to rig the 2019 election as they allegedly did in 2015.
The former Minister had, during the collation of the 2015 presidential election results, stirred up controversy, accusing the then Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, of manipulating the results in favour of the APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
Orubebe, speaking with TELL magazine, alleged rigging in Ekiti and other governorship elections conducted recently.
He, however, vowed that the alleged rigging activities would not be allowed to be repeated in next year’s election.
The former Minister said, “Everybody knows what happened in Ekiti; it was a stolen victory.
“And so it is in some other areas. We have been talking to our people to have patience.
“What has been happening in those elections can’t take place in February 2019. It can’t happen.”