The lawmaker representing Borno South senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, has reacted to the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is planning to create illegal polling units in Niger and Chad to favour President Muhammadu Buhari in the coming election.
Ndume dismissed the claim, saying the commission was being guided by law.
Ndume, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, expressed concern that the PDP was crying wolf on the matter where there was none.
“I am aware of voting in various places, but I do not know if PDP wants to be INEC. The law is there and all actions of INEC will be guided by law.
“I was one of the senators in the 7th Assembly that moved for amendment of the Electoral Act to accommodate Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
“This was to ensure that they are not disenfranchised and I think that is what INEC is saying about the allegation by PDP.
“So, if PDP has any issue with that, I think they should look at the law first because INEC is responsible for conducting the election not PDP,” he said.