THE game of accusations, counter accusations and denials ahead of the October governorship election in Ondo State continued at the weekend with the Labour Party [LP} alleging plot by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to rig the polls.
And from the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation(ACO) has come denial of alleged rumour from the LP that Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) did not meet the deadline of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the submission of nomination form for the election, describing it as not only wicked but falsehood.
Essentially, the Olusegun Mimiko Campaign Organisation alleged plan by the ACN to import political mercenaries into Ondo State ahead of the election for the purpose of rigging.
According to the Mimiko group, the ACN held a meeting recently in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at the instance of the ACN chairman, Chief Bisi Akande who also allegedly presided over that same meeting. Sources privy to the meeting, according to a statement by Mimiko’s Director of Publicity and Media Relations, Mr. Kolawole Olabisi, informed that the ACN Chairman in company with some of the party officials including Rotimi Agbede, the publicity secretary of the party in Ondo State assembled in an hotel owned by an ACN Senator in the state to perfect the act of rigging.
He alleged that at the meeting, the sole agenda was the
“capturing of Ondo State” at all cost, and “looking for the best fool-proof and perfect formula to push Mimiko out of office despite his immense popularity.”
According to ACN, the rumour against Akeredolu “is a part of the wicked plot by the LP to confuse the people because they know that they will reject them in the October 20 lection.”
A statement by ACN further read: “Instead of them to showcase their achievement after almost four years in office, all they do is spread malicious rumours about the ACN flagbearer.
“Akeredolu is a senior Advocate of Nigeria who does not only have a very deep knowledge of the law of the land but a specialist in electoral law. He duly submitted his nomination form to INEC and there was never a time he snubbed INEC over it’s submission.
“There is no amount of falsehood that would deter the ACN from pursuing the forthcoming election to a logical conclusion.”
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