The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and major opposition to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has expressed fear that the President Mohammadu Buhari led government may influence the 2019 general elections.
The National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus also expressed fear that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may not act as unbiased umpire in conducting a free and fair election in 2019.
Secondus, who spoke when United Nations assessment team paid him a courtesy call, said, “We have fear since APC came on board, if election is not in their favour there is a rerun. There must be election that is free and fair and when there is no free and fair election it breed crisis and we are witnessing what is happening in Kenya.
“What is happening in the West should happen here. There is a great fear whether INEC will conduct free and fair election. Free and fair election will guarantee the unity of this country and we are afraid if INEC will conduct free and fair election.”
He pointed out that President Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government owes Nigerians the conduct of free and fair election, which, according to him, will guarantee the unity of Nigeria, warning that “the 2019 election will make and mar the nation.”
He said: “This visit is timely because of the unfolding event in our country and the political situation, I believe this is the time for intervention.
“Take this to New York for all the necessary action required. Election is coming in 2019, the election that will make and mar the nation. The National Assembly and the judiciary, they are important arms of the government, the judiciary is not obeyed.
“During our time, we lost without going to court and that is the first time in the history of this country,” he said.
Earlier, the leader of the team, Mr. Serge G Kubwimana, said that they were meeting with political parties to form assessment on how to support them.