A serving senator on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Nasarawa South in the Senate, Senator Suleiman Adokwe, has accused top members of the party of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that the party failed at the March 28 presidential and National Assembly polls.
Speaking yesterday at the National Assembly, he alleged that “there was an institutional conspiracy” and that the “high level of betrayal suffered by Jonathan was unprecedented.”
In his own case, Adokwe claimed that he was winning his election up to the midnight of Sunday, March 29, when most of the result of the polling units had been received and was only waiting for the announcement which did not come until Monday evening but was surprised when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returning officer announced the result and declared someone else the winner.
“Let me say categorically that I lost the election due to the active collaboration of the PDP agents that is what made it very sad.
“My best friends, who I appointed as my agent at the collation centres all sold out. Today they can not look at me in the face, some of them had even ran away. It was a massive conspiracy to get me out of office.
“It is an institutional conspiracy but we are trusting God who is above all institution, to vindicate us.”
He pointed out that in cases where they should have been outcry about the issue of faulty card readers and other flaws recorded on the day of the election, due to the conspiracy, there was silence on such issues.