Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has alleged that opposition parties contesting in the June 21 governorship poll were determined to win at all cost.
According to him, the plan was centered on the recruitment of fake policemen, who would put away strategic leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on Election Day and also help to foment crisis in strongholds of the APC.
The Fayemi Campaign Organisation, which made this known in a statement on Thursday, also alleged that the underlying intent of the plan was to instil fear in the hearts of the followers of such leaders who may become jittery and decide to stay away from polling units, thereby leading to voter apathy.
“This plan is to be executed with fake policemen who are currently being recruited and trained by the PDP. Some of these fake policemen trained in Osun and Ondo States are already assigned to the PDP candidate, Ayodele Fayose, and his Labour Party (LP) co-conspirator, Opeyemi Bamidele.
“Decked in fake police uniforms and name-tags, these thugs posing as cops have been providing cover for both the PDP and LP thugs who continue to unleash terror and mayhem on every community the two candidates visit.
“In the last four weeks, thugs of both the PDP and LP candidates have wreaked untold havoc on Egbe, Ido-Ile, Okemesi, Aramoko, Ipole-Iloro, Ilupeju, Itaji, Iyin and parts of Ilejemeje Local Government”.
Speaking further, the governor’s campaign team alleged that: “The PDP agents of rigging have been going about inducing eligible voters to allow them copy the VIN number on their voter’s cards. They plan to clone as many voter’s cards as possible.
“This criminal act of the PDP agents is more rampant in Ado-Ekiti Local Government which has the highest number of registered voters. Information available to us shows that the PDP already has in its kitty close to 50, 000 fake voter’s cards which it plans to distribute to imported mercenaries for use in six local governments on the day of election”, the statement concluded.