- Ayodele Fayose has alleged that the federal government is planning to jam telecoms on Saturday, February 16
- The immediate past governor of Ekiti state said it would be impossible for the use of internet and phone calls during the presidential and National Assembly elections
- Fayose alleged that the equipment for the sinister plot arrived the country from Israel last week and was test run on Thursday and Friday
Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to jam all telecommunications networks from 5am on Saturday, February 16, till 5pm on Sunday, February 17, thus making it impossible for the use of internet and phone calls during the presidential and National Assembly elections.
Legit.ng reports that Fayose who is also the southwest coordinator of the Atiku/Obi PDP presidential campaign council, made the allegation in a statement issued by his media aide, Lere Olayinka. He said the equipment for the “sinister plot” arrived the country from Israel last week and was test run on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8.
He said: “I am in my house and even if they put gun in my head, I won’t keep silent at this time because this same strategy was used in Ekiti state during the 2018 governorship election."
The former governor said all Nigerians and the international community must rise in defense of democracy and the country.
He said: “During the governorship election in Ekiti state, they jammed telecoms networks 3km radius around the State government house and my hometown, Afao Ekiti. My telephone lines and those of people around me were also engaged with fake calls from 5am on July 21, 2018 till 5am on July 22, 2018
“This time around, they want to repeat the same by jamming all networks, especially in states where they intend to rig on Saturday so that Nigerians won’t be able to publish polling units results on social media and also communicate with media houses to expose rigging.
“As at this moment, the jamming equipment brought from Israel is in the country and was demonstrated last week Thursday and Friday.”
Fayose, who said no amount of sinister plots by the APC-led federal government would prevent Nigerians from freeing themselves from the present regime of bondage, added that “Nigerians are resolute, they have made up their minds to vote and make sure that their votes count on Saturday. Jamming telecoms services will not work and it will be vehemently resisted.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the PDP was urged by the former Lagos state commissioner for information and strategy, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, to prepare for another defeat in the coming general elections.
Bamidele, a chieftain of the APC and the party’s senatorial candidate in Ekiti central, made the remark during a campaign tour in Iyin Ekiti.
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