The South-West caucus of the All Progressives Congress, APC, held a meeting during the week in Ibadan, Oyo State, with a view to taking steps on how to move the party forward, in light of the party’s poor showing in the Ekiti State governorship election, where the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, emerged victorious.
The meeting, which was attended by the National-Vice Chairman of the APC, Pius Akinyelure, and Deputy National Chairman (South), Segun Oni, x-rayed the events surrounding the Ekiti election and concluded that the poll was far from being free and fair.
In a communiqué issued after the meeting, the APC alleged that high-tech rigging that was never before seen in the country, was adopted by PDP to win the said election.
The communiqué read, “Ekiti State was under the military siege one week before and during the election. This was aptly demonstrated by the restriction of movements of people and the prevention of APC governors from entering the state for the final rally of the party billed for June 19, 2014.
“As a matter of fact, the military, police, civil defence personnel and armaments deployed in Ekiti State should have been deployed in the North-East, which would have marked the end of the Boko Haram insurgency and the return of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls”.