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Fayose Gearing Up For Attacks On Our Members-APC

Fayose Gearing Up For Attacks On Our Members-APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has alerted to an  alleged plan by Governor Ayodele Fayose to  order the arrest of its leaders before the March 28 presidential election.

A statement by APC  Publicity Secretary Taiwo Olatubosun alleged that the governor planned to use trumped-up charges to incarcerate APC leaders.

He further alleged that thugs in police uniforms would be unleashed on the opposition to create fears in the minds of APC members.

“After it became clear that soldiers would not be allowed to be used for the polls, PDP leaders in Ekiti State have opted for the police.

“They have discovered that the fake army uniforms they sewed would be useless and they have started sewing police uniforms for their operation,” Olatubosun alleged.

He said young men in six buses imported into the state about three weeks ago with military uniforms in their luggage were the same personnel the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would use for the operation.

The APC spokesman said party members would use all legal means, including civil actions, to defend their votes.

“We want to send a strong warning to Fayose that it is not going to be business as usual this time around. He did his worst during the last governorship election when soldiers deployed in Ekiti State helped him to supervise election rigging. Details of the criminal conspiracy are being heard around the world.

“We have learnt our lessons and he should be told that APC members are prepared for the worst.

“We will never get ourselves involved in criminalities but we will defend our votes by all means, legal and civil. Let Fayose know that as he is planning for his rigging, we are also planning to defend our votes. If he believes he can’t survive without bending the law, we will show him that upholding the law by defending our votes remains the only way to make democracy work,” Olatubosun said.

He urged the police not to be compromised, saying colluding with a party in political contest is a recipe for the breakdown of law and order.

“The filthy activities of soldiers in the last election have incensed Nigerians into taking their fate in their own hands on matters of electoral contests. If anybody feels he can use the police to manipulate these elections, that person should be prepared to confront the anger of the people.

“We warn the governor against any plan to rob Ekiti people. We call on security agencies to rein in the governor against any nefarious activities while we call on our members to be vigilant and be ready to defend their votes.

“We also say in clear terms that APC members will resist illegal arrests being planned by PDP leaders. Ekiti State is not a jungle for all illegal plans by PDP. For the first time since Fayose has been riding roughshod on the APC members and Ekiti people, our people, armed with the law, will vehemently resist any plan to constrict their voting right to elect leaders of their choice.”

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