The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Sunday disclosed that the United States and other western powers are deploying spy satellites to monitor next month’s presidential election, as he cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, against any rigging plans.
Disclosing this in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, the PDP standard bearer urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, military, police and other security agencies not to give in to the entreaties of the APC to manipulate the election.
He said: “Buhari’s cabal is unhappy with the statements from the US, the British and the EU because they know that these world powers have agreed to re-route their latest and most technologically sophisticated spy satellites, including NAOL-47 satellite to provide comprehensive coverage over Nigeria on February 16. The photographs these satellites will deliver cannot only show someone reading a newspaper but also which newspaper they are reading.
“The truth is that, there is no country in the world where a president with this appalling record could ever be re-elected. Over 100 million Nigerians cannot afford even one decent meal a day, yet their president is seeking re-election. The world powers as well as Nigerians also have intelligence that Buhari will decisively lose the election since the people are angry because they are hungry and have no jobs.
“There is no level of rigging that this vile government could ever do to overturn the millions of Nigerians who will turn up at the polls to vote him out. We ask our dearest young population who got a job under Buhari in the last four years, to vote for Buhari.
“But all those who lost their jobs and whose relations lost their jobs and businesses to his maladministration to please come out in large numbers to elect Atiku Abubakar who is a harbinger of job creation.”