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‘Ruling party plans to make presidential poll inconclusive in S’West’

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AlhLaiMohamedTHE All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over alleged plan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan in the South West to make the presidential election in the zone inconclusive.

In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the plot was conceived at a meeting held in the Ondo State Government House on March 13th and attended by Governor Olusegun Mimiko and the Coordinator of the Jonathan campaign, Tokunbo Modupe.

APC said the anti-Jega protest led by the OPC in Lagos last week was a dress rehearsal for the plan to be executed across the states in the South West

APC alleged that PDP decided to adopt this plan having realized that they cannot deliver the zone to the party as promised.

It said those planning to disrupt the elections are working in conjunction with the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), claiming that, “they have trained and armed some youths with guns and other weapons, in addition to providing many of them with military and police uniforms, which we earlier said were being sewn in the capital of a state in the South West.”

APC said the anti-Jega protest led by the OPC in Lagos last week was a dress rehearsal for the plan to be executed across the states in the South West.

The party also said the PDP has compiled and forwarded to the Police Anti-Cult Squad the names of APC youths in all the wards in Ondo State so they can be arrested and locked up before, during and after the elections, to give the ruling party and its cohorts the free rein to hatch its plans.

According to the statement, “As a matter of fact, funds have been provided to the Police Anti-Cult Squad to expand its detention facility, and work is going on at the facility as we write. The reason for these actions is that, despite the massive bribe given to individuals and groups in the South West, the PDP and its agents in the region have realized that their strategy has backfired and even given the people more impetus to vote against the ruling party.”

APC therefore called on the security agencies, especially the police and the State Security Service, to shun partisanship in carrying out their responsibilities to prevent any individual or group from disrupting the elections.

“In the event that the security agencies fail to carry out their duties, we will hold them, as well as those behind the plot to disrupt the elections totally responsible,” the party warned.



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