Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kogi West Senatorial District, Barrister Kola Ojo says the party has uncovered plans by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to arrest its members, intimidate and cause mayhem all in their attempt to rig the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
Ojo said information at the disposal of the Kogi West Senatorial PDP reveals of plot to dress young men in police and military uniforms, stressing that this is with the intention of arresting PDP members in the district before the polls.
He however stated that the party would use legal means to see that the right thing is done, adding that the APC-led fake police and military men have a list of PDP members across the senatorial district to be fraudulently arrested and kept out of circulation until after the election.
Ojo maintained that these fake police and military men in uniforms aside being directed to intimidate the opposition during the election, have also been given the task of assisting APC rig the election by hijacking and helping to stuff ballot boxes.
“The Kogi West Senatorial District PDP therefore used this medium to draw the attention of the International Community and Observers, the Security agencies with emphasis on the Acting Inspector General of Police to place special interest in the Kogi West Senatorial District election, by calling on the State Commissioner of Police to arrest, disarm all the state government militia and vigilante groups the APC planned to use in rigging the election.
“We in the Kogi West Senatorial District PDP according to the statement wished to once again remind the Kogi State Government and the APC that there is a ban on use of state trained police, vigilante groups in the conduct of the 2019 election, as their planned involvement as presently witnessed in the state is unconstitutional, and illegal.
“We make bold to State that while as a party we’re worried by the desperate moves to cause violence, mayhem, arrest PDP members ahead the Saturday’s poll, a plan that would be resisted vehemently, it is important to remind the APC that having failed in meeting the yearning and aspiration of the Kogi people, and the outright rejection it is facing currently, no amount of evil machinations that is been hatched against the peoples will would stand.
“The Kogi West Senatorial district PDP therefore wish to kindly place its members on notice of the wicked plans of the APC by asking that we all remain vigilante, remain courageous, turnout in our numbers and vote overwhelmingly for Alhaji Abubakar Atiku as President, Sen. Dino Melaye for Senate and to ensure that all our House of Representatives candidates win in all their Federal Constituencies in the Western Senatorial District,” the statement read.