PDP to APC: ‘You can’t win Ekiti polls by using police, money
By Godwin Okeh, Abakaliki
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi state chapter has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, led federal government cannot win Ekiti governorship election scheduled to hold Saturday by allegedly deploying heavy security personnel and influencing electorates with money.
The party made this known to journalists in Abakaliki through the State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Okulegu Bethran, who said that with what is happening in Ekiti, it seems that the APC administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari is not ready for the 2019 general election.
He noted that the deployment of heavy security and alleged movement of cash to Ekiti by the federal government to influence the election, shows that APC is aware of the imminent defeat awaiting the party’s candidate.
Okulegu added that the 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 is deliberately impoverishing Nigerians through bad leadership and are now hiding under it to influence Ekiti governorship election through votes buying among other electoral malpractices” he stated.
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”.
He also condemned the action of police against the governor of Ekiti state, Governor Ayodele Fayose; saying, “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 are the ones killing the citizens, it is unfortunate. Federal government and its agencies should allow Ekiti people to choose who will be their governor, he said.