THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the Ekiti state governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, of clothing thugs, imported from Imo and states neighbouring to Ekiti, with fake police uniform to unleash terror on voters on Saturday.
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Friday, the main opposition party also alerted of alleged collusion between “compromised” officials of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting (NSPM) PLC and top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to print matching sensitive voting materials including ballot papers with similar serial numbers to enable scientific rigging of the election for the APC.
It added: “Similarly, the PDP exposes plots by the APC to use the compromised policemen to offer each voter N10,000 ritual money at polling centres to vote for the APC.
“Furthermore the PDP questions why the police personnel detailed to Governor Ayo Fayose have been stripped to five while invading APC governors, such as Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello are individually allowed to move around the state with squads of over 50 policemen and soldiers.
“The PDP is already aware of plots to detail the fake policemen to PDP strongholds to harass voters, attempt to cause confusion, and in the process smuggle in counterfeit result sheets to aid their planned declaration of false results.
“Our party also knows how the duplicate ballot papers were produced with the recently installed SDD German Machine in the Lagos factory under the direct supervision of some officials (names withheld) who are to deliver them to Dr Fayemi.
“What the APC and Dr Fayemi do not know is that we have been monitoring their movements and we have the identity and scheduling of the fake policemen as well as details of the couriers and movement of the duplicitous ballot papers.
“They do not know that we already discovered the security errors in the fake police uniforms and we have adequately made such known to the people of Ekiti state, who are now fully rallied to expose the impostors and directly bring them to book with every intensity and energy available in a democracy.”
Consequently, the PDP cautioned the fake policemen and the couriers of the duplicitous ballot papers to note that nobody will come to their rescue when they face the wrath of the people.
Moreover, the recent invasion of the state and manhandling of Governor Ayo Fayose has toughened the people in their resolve to defend their will with every legitimate tool within the ambit of the law,” It further said.
The PDP also cautioned INEC officials, electoral observers and security personnel in the election to ensure a free, fair and credible election “as the people of Ekiti state will never accept any results that do not directly reflect their already known will in this election.”
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