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Kwara Bye-Election: Presidency Plotting to use Police to Intimidate Voters-PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over an alleged plot by the “presidency to use security agents to intimidate” voters in the Saturday’s Bye-Election in Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency in Kwara State.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari Presidency ”are bent on manipulating the electoral process, including using our security agencies, particularly, the police against the will of the people.
Ologbondiyan added that the PDP was aware of ”clandestine meetings at the Presidency, where APC leaders handed down orders to the police high command to compromise the security architecture in Kwara state by transferring the District Police Officers (DPOs) in the nine police districts of the Federal Constituency and replacing them with officers believed to be pliable to instructions to execute the APC’s rigging script in the election.
He insisted that the electorates in the bye-election were rooting for the PDP’s candidate hence the attempt to manipulate the process would be resisted by them.
“The party cautioned President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to bear in mind that such a plot will be a direct invitation to crisis, as the people of Kwara State are already fully rallied behind the PDP in firm resistance and to dismantle all APC rigging machinery at the polls”. The statement read.
The Saturday’s bye-election will be conducted to fill the vacant seat left by late Funke Adedoyin who died on September 28, 2108.

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