By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
The Leadership of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), in Ado-Ekiti Local Government has urged its members not to participate in the December 7 local government election in the state over alleged plot by the ruling All Progressives Party(APC) to rig the poll.
“We therefore urge our members to continue preparing for 2022
governorship elections which is our focus and allow Kayode Fayemi and
his political supporters to continue their peculiar mess.
In a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti,the State capital on Wednesday by Hon. Yinka Olomofe on behalf of Ado-Ekiti Council Stakeholders, the party directed its members to distance themselves from the election.
The party described the election as a shambolic exercise, alleging that information available revealed that Governor Kayode Fayemi had perfected plans to allegedly rig the exercise through political thugs.
The opposition party alleged that the
Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission, Justice Aladejana lacked the moral impetus to
superintend over the electoral body.
The party claimed SIEC was not capable of conducting free, fair and credible election since the electoral body was under the whims and caprices of Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The party said the ‘purported council election’ was a plan by Governor Fayemi to use EKSIEC as a conduit pipe in looting the state treasury to a tune of N5 billion.
“The integrity of the Chairman of State Independent Electoral Commission is in doubt. He lacks moral standing to
conduct a free and fair elections,” the statement read in part.
“We also frown at the ridiculous amount of money which is said to be
about N5 billion purportedly allocated for this shoddy exercise. We
will not participate in an exercise which is solely aimed at siphoning
the state’s scarce resources”.
“An election predetermined to payback supporters of Fayemi in APC cannot enjoy our participation. We will not give unnecessary credibility to an election with a predetermined outcome.
But the All Progressive Congress described the allegations as mere conjectural statements lacking content of validity in all its measures.
The Party publicity Secretary, Hon. Ade Ajayi challenged the opposition party to come out with facts and figures to substantiate their utopian allegations.
Ajayi said APC is readily prepared for the election, saying the party will soon set out its machineries on motion to embark on house to house campaign to garner votes for the party.