Alleged plots by the All Progressives Congress to snatch ballot boxes, in a bid to rig Saturday’s Ondo State Governorship election, has been announced by the Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation.
The alarm which was contained in a statement titled, ‘APC plans to use fake INEC identity for ballot box snatching,’ issued by its spokesman, Mr Gbenga Akinmoyo, was released yesterday.
It read in part, “It is one thing to sign a peace accord, but it is another thing to stick to the tenets of the agreement. We have received information that the APC has devised a system to circumvent the regulations laid down by INEC governing the conduct of the governorship election on Saturday.
We learnt from sources that they have rented unmarked Hilux vans and also acquired stickers that read, ‘On Electoral Duty,’ to be pasted on these vans.
The statement said that the APC hired thugs to drive the vans to various locations for the purpose of ballot box snatching.
These allegations are also affirmed by a statement from a group, Human Rights Watch, which has gone viral on social media.
Relevant authorities were also called upon to stop the devious plot.
Responding, Akeredolu Campaign Organisation’s spokeman, Mr. Richard Olatunde said, “We don’t have any reason to go that low. It’s the failure staring the PDP in the face that’s creating this kind of jittery imagination. Governor Akeredolu has campaigned round the 18 local government areas of the state. He has also performed creditably well across the three Senatorial districts of the state.”