The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of being controlled and supervised by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While alleging that the INEC has lost its independence, the PDP further said that the commission has become a department in the APC.
A statement made by the Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, said that the gradual release of results of the March 19 rerun election in Rivers State by INEC, was done to satisfy the ruling party.
Secondus further alleged that that the commission had not fixed a new date for fresh elections.
Secondus said, “Now in Rivers, because the PDP won all the elections despite the intimidation by the military, the results are being released piecemeal because the APC has failed woefully in all the constituencies.
“It is apparent that the commission has become a department in the APC. The commission is being controlled by the APC. The commission has lost its independence and we have empirical evidence on this.
“They haven’t fixed a date for rerun because of the APC. INEC is now being supervised by the leadership of the APC and the Buhari administration.
Secondus went on to add that the conduct of upcoming elections had already been compromised, including the general elections in 2019.
“The forthcoming Edo and Ondo states’ governorship elections are in danger. With what happened in Rivers, Nigeria is in danger.
“There may be no election in 2019 with the way INEC is conducting itself as a parastatal of the APC.”