- Peoples Democratic Party said some thugs reportedly snatched ballot boxes in the Ekiti governorship elections
- The party also accused security agents of looking the other way while its members were allegedly being molested and harassed
- The PDP, however, called on Nigerians and the international community to note the development
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, July raised the alarm that some hired thugs reportedly beat up its supporters and snatched ballot boxes in the Ekiti governorship elections.
The party in a statement issued by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party also accused security agents of looking the other way while its members were allegedly being molested and harassed, Vanguard reports.
The statement read: “The entire world has witnessed the desperation of the APC to hijack the reign of governance in Ekiti state through terrorization, snatching of ballot boxes and ferocious assault on Ekiti people, who turned out peacefully to cast their votes.
“The PDP wants all Nigerians and the international community to note the brutal attacks and cruelty being suffered in the hands of President Buhari-led APC just because the Ekiti people seek to freely elect a governor of their choice,” adding that it would make its formal position known “in due course.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Governor Ayo Fayose accused the Nigeria Police Force of hijacking the ongoing gubernatorial election in the state.
The governor made the accusation on Saturday, July 14, shortly after casting his vote at his Afao ward unit.
He also alleged that majority of his staff have been detained by the police and that security agencies had taken over the responsibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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