BY DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE – GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, weekend, read the riot act to politicians preparing the ground for rigging of the polls and fanning the embers of violence, to desist from such unlawful acts or face the penalty.
Mimiko said this while receiving no fewer than 10,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, including Mr. Yele Akinya, the Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Special Assistant to ex-Deputy Governor under former governor, Dr Olusegun Agagu in Okitipupa.
He declared that “never again would election riggers have a field day in the State.”
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Kolawole Olabisi, admonished those who wish to contest to play the game according to the rule, eschew violence, promote peace in the overall interest of democracy in the country or face the full wrath of the law, saying “We were all aware how election was rigged in this State in 2007. How they snatched ballot boxes and other materials at gunpoint and falsify results.”