The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its candidate in the Ekiti State governorship election, Kayode Fayemi, are “clothing thugs imported from Imo and neighbouring States with fake police uniform to unleash terror on voters on Saturday.”
PDP also alleged of collusion between “compromised officials of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting (NSPM) PLC and top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to print matching sensitive voting materials including ballot papers with similar serial numbers to enable scientific rigging of the election for the APC.”
In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party claimed that the APC was plotting to use what it termed “compromised policemen to offer each voter N10,000 ritual money at polling centers to vote for the APC.”
The statement reads, “We are already aware of plots to detail the fake policemen to PDP strongholds to harass voters, attempt to cause confusion, and in the process smuggle in counterfeit result sheets to aid their planned declaration of false results.
“Our party also knows how the duplicate ballot papers were produced with the recently installed SDD German Machine in the Lagos factory under direct supervision of some officials (names withheld) who are to deliver them to Dr. Fayemi.
“What the APC and Dr. Fayemi do not know is that we have been monitoring their movements and we have the identity and scheduling of the fake policemen as well as details of the couriers and movement of the duplicitous ballot papers.
“They do not know that we already discovered the security errors in the fake police uniforms and we have adequately made such known to the people of Ekiti state, who are now fully rallied to expose the impostors and directly bring them to book with every intensity and energy available in a democracy.”
PDP cautioned the alleged “fake policemen and the couriers of the duplicitous ballot papers to note that nobody will come to their rescue when they face the wrath of the people.
“Moreover, the recent invasion of the state and manhandling of Governor Ayo Fayose has toughened the people in their resolve to defend their will with every legitimate tool within the ambit of the law, ” the party added.
PDP also cautioned INEC officials, electoral observers and security personnel in the election to ensure a “free, fair and credible election as the people of the state will never accept any results that do not directly reflect their already known will in this election.”