By Doyin Ojosipe, Abuja.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti State Chapter has alleged plans to rig the forthcoming election in the state by Governor Ayo Fayose, even as it fears Ekiti might not have a free and fair election come 28th march, 2015.
In a statement issued Sunday, the Party’s Media Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, maintained that the governor had planned to swerve ballot papers on the eve to the election day, just as he did at the period of his election, “We are calling on Jega that we have it on good authority that Fayose has again printed fake ballot papers as usual to exchange with INEC original ballots on Friday night preceding election day”, He said.
Olatunbosun, pointed that it was no longer news that Governor Ayo Fayose has been in the business of rigging election and as such, should not be ignored as he plans to soon hatch his paper works.
In his words, “Our fear is not without basis. Nigerians and indeed the whole world have heard Fayose talking on Ekitigate tape about how he collected INEC soft copies and got them printed to manipulate the poll to secure victory. They also heard how the military provided cover to subvert democracy in Fayose’s favour.”
The APC Media Secretary has also advised the INEC Chairman, Professor attahiru Jega and his officials including security operatives not to distribute ballot papers in the night saying that it was safer in the morning when security operatives will be present and alert
He urged Jega to put his staff under check in order to stall compromise with election riggers.