The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the All Progressives Congress for flooding Ekiti State with fake policemen for the governorship election in the state today.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, said in a statement that the party had clothed thugs in police uniforms to unleash mayhem on supporters of their party.
He also said that officials of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting and top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission were involved in plans to print matching sensitive voting materials, including ballot papers with similar serial numbers to rig the election in Kayode Fayemi’s favour. He also alleged that the party was offering voters N10,000 each to vote for their candidate.
“Furthermore, the PDP questions why the police personnel detailed to Governor Ayo Fayose have been stripped to five while invading APC governors, such as Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, are individually allowed to move around the state with squads of over 50 policemen and soldiers.
“The PDP is 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,” the statement read in part.
However, Wole Olujobi, the Director of Media of Kayode Fayemi Campaign Office, said the PDP was accusing them of doing exactly what they were doing. He said the party was not a party to rigging and would never support any illegalities during the election.