An organization within the APC, Buhari Campaign Group has called for the arrest of Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, Media Director, Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, for announcing unofficial results saying that PDP had won in 23 states and were leading by over 2 million votes, when INEC had not announced that many results. The group alleges that Fani-kayode is engaging in misrepresentation of the electoral results leading to a false perception that PDP is leading in the polls.
The group at a press conference in Abuja yesterday March 30th stated that Fani-Kayode breached the electoral law by his actions:
“We strongly condemn in its entirety, the recent outburst and blatant misinformation of the general public by Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode that the PDP is already leading in 23 states of the federation. This claim is a total breach of the electoral act and is designed to cause the breach of peace. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari had repeatedly emphasised to his supporters to maintain calmness in that face of provocation by the ruling party.
“This recent utter exhibition of lawlessness enmeshed in the typical character of impunity by PDP is unacceptable. We ask the security agencies to immediately effect the arrest of Mr. Fani-Kayode for breaching relevant sections of the electoral act which forbids any organ outside INEC from officially declaring election results. His arrest for further questioning will be a clear indication that the security agencies are truly unbiased participants in this electoral process as this declaration is also a breach of both the 1st and 2nd Abuja Peace Accord. We call on the international community and observers to note the steps being taken by PDP to cause severe breach of peace and call them to order. We also ask our supporters to maintain the peace as we await the official announcement from INEC of the authentic result for the March 28th elections,” Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Media and Publicity Director of the group said.