The Democracy Alliance Network, a human rights association, has alleged that the Ondo State governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had in recent times been contacting motor dealers in the state to procure Hilux buses to convey fake policemen and soldiers around during the October 10 governorship poll.
The plot, the association alleged, is being coordinated by a member of Federal ExecutiveCouncil, a member of the House of Representatives and a minister.
The association stated this in a statement released in Owo, Ondo State and signed by its publicity secretary, Mr. Ibrahim Igbekele.
According to the association, uniforms have already been sewn for the fake security operatives who have been mandated to hijack ballot boxes at polling units across the state.
The statement said: “Already, the Akeredolu-led government has imported thugs from Lagos, Osun, Ekiti and Kogi states into Ondo State, and these thugs have been checked into different hotels across the state. Guns have been brought in.
“The assignment given to the thugs is to hijack ballot boxes at INEC polling units and replace them with new ones already stuffed with fake ballots in favour of the ruling party. The presidency should intervene to stop this impending carnage.”
The statement called on the United Nations, the United States and UK governments and the European Union to prevail on the Muhammadu Buhari administration to stop the violence which it said could lead to catastrophic consequences for the state and the country at large.
“The incumbent governor and his party are desperate and do not care a hoot about human blood; all that matters to them is to overcome their rejection by the people by plunging the state into chaos. This must not happen,” the association warned.