By Daud Olatunji
AKURE—THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, yesterday, traded blames over allegations of sowing illegal Army uniforms and buying Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, as part of a plan to rig the November 26 governorship election.
This came as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said that 344,006 PVCs were yet to be collected in the state.
The PDP Director of Publicity, Ayo Fadaka, in a statement in Akure, equally fingered another party of being “busy collecting voters card from potential voters with promise of an imaginary palliative ahead of next month’s election.”
Fadaka alleged that: “the PDP has uncovered the plan of opposition parties in the state to flood the state with thugs in fake army uniform with the aim of intimidating voters and rigging on election day.”
In its reaction, the APC Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya alleged that it was the PDP, in collaboration with security agency, that was training snipers in their camp.
Abayomi said: “they want to divert attention, that was why they raised the alarm. We are aware of all their plans but it will not work this time around. We have evidence that they are already going round the council areas to buy PVCs. That is the fraud they perpetrated during the 2012 and 2015 elections but that would not work this time because we have a new system of voting.