The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has alleged that the Federal Government is not ready for free and fair elections in 2019.
Secondus spoke when he received members of the International Republican Institute in his office in Abuja.
The team was led by the President of IRI, Mr. Dan Twining.
Secondus said, “Our major concern with the current government and party in power is that they are not ready for free and fair election and the best Nigerians want is free and fair election.
“The government and people of Nigeria are pacing through lot of challenges like killings by herdsmen, insecurity, bad economy, inability to protect lives and property of Nigerians by the government.
“Our major concern is for INEC to conduct a free and fair election because if the 2019 election is rigged, it will be a recipie for crisis.
“So, we appeal to you to meet with INEC and ask them to ensure that they conduct free and fair election.”
In his response, Twining said Nigeria is the most important country for IRI in sub Sahara Africa.
He said the group had been in the country for the past 20 years, adding that IRI would like to work with political parties in order to make them responsible to the citizens of Nigeria.