The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday declared that the attack on the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose was part of plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the governorship election in the state. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party halted it’s weekly meeting yesterday to address a press conference over the attack in the Ekiti State government house. Addressing the press, PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, said the attack on the governor amounts to a coup.
He further described the attack as a “desperate effort by the APC-led federal government to intimidate, subjugate, frighten and overawe the people and unleash a rigging mechanism for the election.”
The chairman added that their “intelligence reveals that the 30,000 policemen as well as some compromised military personnel deployed to Ekiti state are being positioned to embark on mass arrest and harassment of Ekiti citizens with the view to frightening them and preventing them from participating in the election.”
Secondus pointed out that, the APC factional National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, had boasted that they were going to crush the opposition and that today the siege has begun.
Similarly, the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Sen Walid Jibrin, called for peaceful polls in Ekiti State, just as he charged INEC and security agencies to be professional in their operations in the state.
Jibrin who stated this while reacting to the attack on Fayose, said “our advise to the security agencies is that they should not allow Ekiti State to be a battle that they will not be able to manage.”
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