The Peoples Democratic Party is backing the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct transparent governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states on November 16.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made this known in a chat with Sunday Punch. However, he said they would protest against any manipulations.
He said, “We have confidence in INEC that it will provide an environment that will lead to credible elections.
“However, where we have issues, where there are cases of possible manipulations, we will quickly bring them out in order to help the commission to achieve its desires.
“But where we also discover that there is a deliberate plot by the commission to subvert the process for a credible election, we will also come out and speak out against it.”
The PDP had accused some INEC officials and some leaders of the APC of plotting to prevent its candidate for the Kogi poll, Musa Wada, from the contest.
Ologbondiyan earlier alleged that the plot to delist Wada was in an bid to help Governor Yahaya Bello, who is the APC’s candidate, win the contest.
Also, the PDP spokesman alleged that some people had recruited 205 APC loyalists, who, he alleged were being trained at Muslim Community School, Lokoja, to impersonate NYSC members as Polling and Electoral Officers in designated areas to allegedly enable the APC and INEC to manipulate the process in such areas.