The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the All Progressives Congress and its candidate in the Ekiti State governorship election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of clothing thugs imported from Imo and other neighbouring states to Ekiti.
The PDP alleged that the thugs were being given fake police uniform to unleash terror on voters.
The party also alleged 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 facilitate the scientific rigging of the election for the APC.
A statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Friday also alleged plots by the APC to use compromised policemen and offer voters N10,000 bribe each to vote for Fayemi.
He said, “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.”
When contacted, the Director of Media of Kayode Fayemi Campaign Office, Wole Olujobi, who debunked the allegations said the PDP was “applying reverse psychology”.
“It is accusing others of what it is doing. There is no need for us to use fake policemen when official policemen are on the ground. We won’t do such things and will never support it.”