AHEAD of the October 20, governorship election in Ondo State, the Olusegun Mimiko Campaign Organisation,MCO, has accused the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN of planning to rig the exercise in collaboration with some staff of the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria, INEC.
It also called on the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega to monitor the activities of the Commission’s officials alleged to have aligned with the ACN to compromise on election day.
“A meeting recently held in the home of an ACN leader in Lagos with some INEC officials where modalities were mapped out on the rigging plans in favour of the ACN candidate in the October 20 election,’’ MCO noted.
But while reacting to the allegations, the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation, ACO, described the claims as untrue and a product of hallucination.
A statement by ACO’s Director of Media, Publicity and Strategy Mr. Idowu Ajanaku, called on security agents and INEC not to allow themselves to be hoodwinked by the LP.
His words: ‘’We in the ACN do not need to meet with INEC officials to win elections in Ondo State. The question Mimiko should answer is whether we met with INEC officials before we won in Oyo, Ogun and Edo.. We will win the October 20 election because the people of Ondo State have been able to see through the charade and cosmetic projects that Mimiko has been parading.’’
In addition, Ajanaku said, ‘’For us in ACO, we have called the National Chairman of INEC on several occasions to investigate the activities of Mimiko as regards INEC in Ondo State. We have blown the whistle on his so called biometric registration scam.”