A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member representing Nasarawa South in the Senate, Senator Suleiman Adoke, has alleged that ranking members of the PDP at the federal and state levels actively connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure victory for the All Progressives Congress in the last general elections.
Adoke who spoke with journalists in Abuja, described the development as an institutional conspiracy, and that the high level of betrayal suffered by Jonathan was unprecedented.
He said all those who contested election on the ticket of PDP, on March 28, suffered the same fate with Jonathan.
He explained that everybody including non politicians were involved in the movement to get the PDP out of power at all cost, hence no one complained about the issue of faulty card readers and other flaws recorded on the day of the election.
“I maintain that there is a complete institutional conspiracy to shift the government from the PDP to the APC at all costs. Virtually everybody participated in this movement across the political parties.
“In fact ranking PDP stalwarts participated in this grand design to effect a change in governance. Even when the ordinary people knew the election was not fair, they looked the other way because everybody was united to make sure that PDP was out of government.
“That can happen in the life of any country where people had enough of a particular ruling party and desperately needed a change without minding how the change would come. In my own opinion, this is what happened in Nigeria. We just pray that it is for good.”
Adoke claimed that he was winning his election up to the midnight of Sunday, March 29, as most of the results of the polling units had been received and only waiting for the announcement which did not come until Monday evening.
He said that the INEC Returning Officer merely announced the result at the collation centre and claimed that someone else was 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.