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Ondo poll: AD warns INEC, security agencies against rigging

Ondo poll: AD warns INEC, security agencies against rigging

Ahead of ‎tomorrow's gubernatorial election in Ondo state, the Alliance for Democracy (AD) has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies  against manipulating the results of the election in favour of any party, especially the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking with reporters, in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the Director General Olusola Oke campaign organization, Bola Ilori, said any attempt to manipulate the result of the election will be resisted by the good people of Ondo State, adding that the people of the state should be allowed to choose who rules them.

Ondo poll: AD warns INEC, security agencies against rigging

Olusola Oke warns INEC, security agencies

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 "While we as a party are prepared for the election, we will support anything that will aid the peaceful conduct of election. However, we will not fold our ‎arms and allow our destinies to be determined by people who are not only political invaders but people who have subjected our people to untold hardship. 

 

"Also, the security agencies  should make sure they don't take side. They should deal with anybody who forments trouble. Just like we have told our people, they should not allow anybody to dictate what they will do to them but make sure they keep vigil and defend their votes.

 

"We are also aware of plans to cause trouble in Akoko Land, Ondo South senatorial district and other areas considered to be strongholds of AD. If President Muhammodu Buhari cannot deliver the dividends of democracy he promised the people, he should not cause chaos in the state. He should warn INEC and security agencies against enacting a replica of 1983 political crisis in the state."‎

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Meanwhile, Governor Olusegun Mimiko has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the gubernatorial election in the state.

Mimiko made this call at a press conference held today in Akure, the state capital.

He accused INEC of plotting to subvert the will of the people if it go ahead with the poll.

He said the PDP's candidate has not been given opportunity to submit names of party agent and has not campaigned as other party's candidate has.

He warned the electoral body not to set the fire on state.

"The set of people INEC sent to Ondo is the same set it sent to Edo where they rigged the election and want to do the same thing here, we will not accept that," Mimiko said.

When asked if his party's candidate, Eyitayo Jegede would continue with the poll, Mimiko ‎said it will participate in the poll but reiterated that the poll must be postponed.

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