As the governorship election commences this Saturday, Ebonyi State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday condemned the All Progressives Congress (APC), for their desperation to win Ekiti governorship election that has resulted to intimidation and harassment of the people including the state Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The party said with what is happening in Ekiti state governorship election, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, led federal government has demonstrated their unreadiness for the 2019 general elections.
“A situation where the federal government will order policemen to hit the governor is condemnable. We condemn such attitude”.
“If the police that supposed to protect the citizens is the one killing the citizens, it is unfortunate. Federal government and its agencies should allow Ekiti people to choose who will be their governor.
The State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Okulegu Bethran, who stated this in a chat with Journalists in Abakaliki, said the deployment of heavy security and alleged movement of cash to Ekiti by APC led federal government to influence the election showed they were already aware of the imminent defeat awaiting the party’s candidate.
He said what is happening in Ekiti was an indication that the ruling APC knew that they have been rejected by the people and are afraid of conducting free, fair and credible elections.
“APC led federal government are deliberately impoverishing Nigerians through bad leadership and are now hiding under it to influence Ekiti governorship election through votes buying among other electoral malpractices”.
Okulegu who urged the people of Ekiti not to fall for the new antics of sharing money by the APC, as it would amount to mortgaging their future for a pot of porridge, admonished them to vote for the PDP’s candidate for a secured future.
While calling on the people of Ekiti to protect their votes, he expressed confidence that PDP would win the election despite the frantic efforts of the APC to rig the election.
“I am very sure that PDP will take Ekiti state just like am sure in Osun. The people are ready; though the federal government may be planning to rig the elections. Nigeria has come of age where you don’t rig election.