THE Ekiti State chapter of the Action Congress(AC) has uncovered a plot by the state wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to implicate AC leading figures in the State for incarceration before and during the forthcoming re-run governorship election scheduled to hold 25 April 2009.
The PDP in a petition to the state police and State Security Services had alleged AC leaders of gun-running and stock-piling of arms.
The main reason for this was to instigate security agents against AC leaders and prepare the ground for their arrest in order to give the PDP an unchallenged opportunity to rig.
The AC chairman in Ekiti state, Chief Jide Awe also informed other security agents of the plot of Ekiti PDP to bring down the State at the instance of its popular rejection.
The party called on the PDP to give peace a chance and not to rock Ekiti into avoidable crisis.
The security agents who may wish to succumb to the evil machination of the PDP, according to AC, should bear in mind that violence spares no exemption.
While speaking with OSUN DEFENDER in Ado Ekiti the Ekiti State capital, Awe said that the party has appealed to their supporters to remain calm despite the provocation and ignore the prompting to take arms in retaliation of PDP’s incessant attack against them at their rallies.
In the same vein, the party has appealed to President Umar Yar’Adua to call the Vice President, Goodluck Jonathan and Senate President, David Mark to order, as they have allegedly concluded plans with Ekiti PDP to lead a detachment of Mobile Policemen and platoons of Soldiers to invade Ekiti during the re-run election.
The Vice–President, according to the party, had reportedly vowed to manipulate the INEC in favour of Mr. Segun Oni, as he had reportedly been making government vault available for the project.
“We see this as an affront on Nigerians and Ekiti people in particular as we shall not succumb to these ignoble intimidations.
We wish the President stem the tide of avoidable anarchy in Ekiti, so that the current democratic fortune of the nation would not be jeopardized. It is important that we learn from history”, Awe stated.