The newly elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has alleged that the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has set machinery in motion to rig Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State.
Chief Oyegun made the allegation yesterday at the inauguration of the new executives of the party, which held at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotels, Abuja.
According to him, less than 72 hours to the governorship elections in Ekiti, there are ominous signs that the PDP led government is bent on influencing the outcome of the elections come Saturday June 21st.
“In the last several days, many developments have occurred that have exposed the covert and criminal effort to subvert the rights of the citizens of Ekiti and the country’s electoral law.
“On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 two loaded aircraft landed at the Akure airport with undisclosed content. The presence of the Minister of State, Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro who was on ground to ensure the safe delivery of the cargoes suggests official collusion and knowledge.
“The contents were immediately loaded into a bullion van under the watchful eyes of the Minister of State, Defence, Obanikoro”, he said.
The APC chairman also recalled the gun attack on the convoy of the state governor and party’s flag bearer, Dr. Kayode Fayemi last week as well as the clash between APC supporters and the police, which led to the death of one of them.
“This series of developments and events are undeniable pointers to a desperate plot to rig the elections at all cost. We warn Mr. President, that election rigging in a particular part of the country in the past has always had serious consequences for the government in power and the country as a whole. The APC will not fold its arms and watch the electoral process being brazenly subverted”, he said.
Oyegun further went on to say the APC at this point has little or no faith in the often touted promises and commitment of the present administration to a free and fair election in Ekiti.