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Ekiti Election: APC Will Oppose Move To rig – Oshiomhole

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Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congressive (APC), has disclosed that the party would oppose any move to rig the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.

While reacting to the allegation raised by the Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose’s that the APC had plans to rig the election using the power of the federal government, Adams Oshiomhole said in Abuja, on Friday that Fayose should go and learn how to persuade the electorate to get their votes and stop wild allegations.

The National Chairman added that the Fayose was jittery because the Federal might he employed to win the previous governorship election in 2014 under the People Democratic Party was not longer available for him.

He added that the APC led-Federal government would not take a cue from the PDP to rig election because APC members are democrats.

For us, the PDP rigging machine is not something we want to copy; what we did was to dismantle it.

“I think what Fayose can complain about is that he was not used to winning an election on the basis of merit; this time, those instruments of rigging are not available to him.

“Now, he must learn to persuade the people to win election,” Oshiomhole said.

He maintained that Dr Kayode Fayemi, a former governor of the state and the APC candidate for the election, was tested and trusted and was capable of winning the state for the party.

Ekiti people are going to choose between a tested and trusted hand and someone who has done his apprenticeship under a very controversial personality.

“I believe that people of Ekiti are now very much aware of what the issues are.

“They will go to make a sensible judgment and we are very certain that it will be in favour of our candidate and our party,” he said.

He said that Ekiti government had not paid salaries of its workers for months “even though the governor has been collecting Federal Government bailout funds repeatedly for that purpose’’.