BY GBENGA ARIYIBI
ADO EKITI—ALMOST 10 days after it was declared winner of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, yesterday accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Governor Kayode Fayemi, of plotting with some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to manipulate ballot papers and other materials used during the June 21 governorship election, with a view to using the manipulated ballot papers at the Tribunal.
In a swift reaction to the allegation, APC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Segun Dipe, said the allegation was unfounded.
“The PDP is only engaged in panic reaction. That is not possible as all stakeholders including INEC officials and party agents among others all endorsed result sheets at various stages. Our party should be counted out of such a move,” Dipe said.
However, speaking through its State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, PDP said; “The APC is not new to what is known as ‘ibo lehin ibo’ (voting after voting), hence our decision to alert the public.”
The party claimed it had it on good authority that some unscrupulous INEC officials were already being approached with millions of naira to carry out the devilish plan of voiding PDP votes, after which the APC will demand for ballot recount at the Tribunal.