- Ahead of the Ondo state governorship election, political parties in the state have raised an alarm over the alleged plot by the APC to cause trouble
- The parties under the aegis of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) made the disclosure at a press briefing
- According to the state chairman of CNPP, APC's recent actions have shown that the ruling party has concluded to cause violence during the election
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With less than two months to the Ondo governorship election, political parties in the state have raised an alarm over the alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cause trouble before and during the poll.
According to The Sun, this was disclosed by the parties under the aegis of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP).
CNPP noted that the need for security operatives to be at alert is following the recent outburst of a former chairman of the APC that his supporters will engage in violence during the election.
Rotimi Boboye, the state chairman of CNPP, speaking at a press conference in Akure, went on to note that the ruling party's recent actions have shown that APC has concluded plans to cause violence during the gubernatorial poll.
"We have observed the recourse to violence, intimidation and subterfuge by officials of the outgoing APC government in Ondo State,’" he said.
Boboye called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to order and ensure that peace reigns in the state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), cautioned the Ondo state governor against using Amotekun to rig the October 19 governorship election in the state.
Secondus said the PDP expects that in both Edo and Ondo states elections, the military would be kept out of it completely and police and other security agencies who are supposed to be at election venues be made to operate within the dictates of the law.
He also charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to refuse to be intimidated and strive to always carry out their duties strictly as set out by the law.
Similarly, INEC on Wednesday, August 19, again dropped a hint that in the event of violence the Edo and Ondo governorship polls will be canceled.
Festus Okoye, INEC's national commissioner and chairman for information and voter education committee, made the disclosure in Benin at a one-day seminar for journalists.
The INEC national commissioner advised politicians to shun violence as there is no alternative to the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming governorship elections in the two states.
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