A former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Council, Buba Galadima, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of using the military to rig the 2019 presidential election.
Galadima revealed this when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television on Wednesday.
According to him, the military used its Operation Python Dance launched across all states of the federation “effectively to intimidate voters, to harass voters, to kill voters and write results for the APC”.
“Of course every Nigerian, everybody in the world who had followed the contemporary Nigerian election of 2019 knew that there was rigging, massive intimidation, in fact, there was robbery by the APC by using the security agencies especially the military to rig the election,” he said.
When asked if he was simply making allegations, Galadima maintained that he was ready to prove his claims if challenged in court.
He added: “If it is an allegation, go and ask a host of places in Benue, Plateau, Borno, Yobe and Zamfara. Ask them whether there was military kept over during the election which the supreme court of Nigeria had clearly said in 2003, 2007, 20111 that soldiers have no business in even appearing during election and we all know that the terms of military engagement in internal affairs has to follow certain procedures.
“Let them go to court, I’ll substantiate it. You know it is a fact that one month to the election, the military had declared what you called Python Dance across the 36 states of the federation.
“That is preparatory to their engagement during the election and they used it effectively to intimidate voters, to harass voters to kill voters and write results for the APC. Is that an allegation? Did you not see what happened in Rivers?” he asked.