ONDO ELECTION: ZLP accuses Fayemi of mass importation of thugs from Ekiti
With less than 24 hours to the governorship election in Ondo State, the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, on Friday cried out over alleged plans by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State to interfere in the electoral process slated for tomorrow.
According to the ZLP, Fayemi is set to compromise the integrity of the election following the importation of thugs into the state from Ekiti State.
The party in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Felix Olatunde also alleged that the Ekiti State Governor has been inducing security agents as part of plans to undermine the electoral process on Saturday.
Olatunde who in a statement disclosed that the thugs were being kept at a popular hotel in Akure, however, urged Fayemi to rescind his plans, stressing that residents of the state will resist any attempt to subjugate the will of the people.
“The attention of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has been drawn to the plan by Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi to interfere in the governorship election of Ondo State towards compromising the integrity of the electoral process.
“Information available to us showed that Fayemi has imported thugs to a popular hotel in Ijapo area of Akure, the Ondo State capital. The thugs are to unleash terror on the people during Saturday’s governorship election.
“We learnt that Governor Fayemi has been distributing money to security agencies and thugs imported from Ekiti to compromise the election in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN.”