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Ekiti APC, PDP trade words over plot to mar elections with violence

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A few hours to the take off of the presidential and National Assembly elections, Ekiti State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has perfected plans to mar the exercise with violence with a view to manipulate the process.

The PDP alleged that APC led by Governor Kayode Fayemi in the state, having realised they have little or no chance of winning the election, have resolved to introduce violence and inducement of the electorate to skew the process to its advantage. While addressing journalists yesterday, PDP State Chairman, Gboyega Oguntuase, alleged that APC members had been scaring people away with gunshots in the state capital in addition to overnight attack on PDP state secretariat and harassment of opposition party members.

But the Director-General of Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation in Ekiti, Olusegun Osinkolu, described the allegations as lies which the PDP wanted to deploy to get public sympathy in today’s elections. Osinkolu said the target of APC members had been how to return President Buhari to power in a legitimate way unlike the PDP he alleged of contriving shady means to win the polls.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Osun has revealed through its Public Relations Officer, DSC Babawale Afolabi that 2,500 officers have been deployed for today’s elections.

Commandant, Ebenezer Aboluwoye reiterated the Corps’ commitment to ensuring optimum security of lives and property of the citizenry and advised parents and guardians to warn their wards against being used as political thugs. While allaying fear of the stakeholders, he encourages prospective electorate to participate actively in the process so as to exercise their civic right.


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