The campaign organization of Eyitayo Jegede has alleged a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the forthcoming Ondo governorship election by snatching ballot boxes.
Making the allegation in a statement, Gbenga Akinmoyo, the campaign organization's spokesperson said that information reaching the organization had uncovered a plot by the APC to circumvent the rules laid down by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Akinmoyo, who said the signing of the peace accord was a good move, however, called on the APC to stick to the tenets of the agreement reached in the peace accord.
“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 vans are to be used by hired thugs brought into Ondo State from 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,” Akinmoyo said.
The campaign organization however appealed to relevant authorities to foil the plan of the ruling party
Reacting to the allegations, Richard Olatunde, the spokesperson of the Rotimi Akeredolu campaign organization said his party did not have a reason to go low-down.
He further said that the glaring failure of PDP was responsible for the allegation.
“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,” he said.