By Dayo Johnson
AKURE—THE All Progressives Congress, APC, House of Representatives candidate for Ilaje Ese-odo Federal Constituency in Ondo State, Mr. Donald Ojogo has raised the alarm over the influx of former militants from Delta and Edo states into the state to disrupt the elections.
Ojogo, in a statement in Akure, alleged that “these former militants are being propped, groomed and financed by a former Niger Delta warlord.”
He also alleged that “ a meeting convened by the said former militant leader, ostensibly with the aim of disrupting the election or destroying results unfavorable to the PDP is ongoing in Lagos.”
Ojogo said: “I am constrained to alert the general public, especially law enforcement and security agencies about the activities of some unscrupulous elements who have made an untoward influx into the Riverine Areas of Ondo State from neighbouring states of Delta and Edo.
“But for the divine intervention occasioned by the postponement of the February 16 poll, hired thugs, cultists and elements who understandably, were ex militants in black dresses, had positioned themselves in strategic creeks across Arogbo-Ijaw Kingdom in speed boats belonging to disengaged security company.
“It is pertinent to say here that at least three of such miscreants who offered themselves out as thugs are currently under arrest in Akwa Ibom State on the suspicion that they had gone there to disrupt elections.