The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of importing armed thugs from Edo, Delta and other states into Kogi to disrupt Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The Secretary, Media and Publicity Committee of the APC Campaign Council, Tom Ohikere, stated this in a chat with journalists in Lokoja, the state capital.
According to Ohikere, the PDP was responding to alleged opinion polls from different media outlets which gave APC 85 percent of votes in Kogi Central, 65 in Kogi West and 55 in Kogi East.
He said: “We have intelligence that the PDP in their desperation are plotting and smuggling militants from beyond our state to come and wreak havoc and intimidate voters on the election day. Their plan is to convey them to APC strongholds to disrupt the poll in these places so as to deplete our votes.
“They are bringing heavily armed thugs from Edo and Delta States to Kogi Central and Oduduwa from the Southwest to Kogi West Senatorial district respectively to intimidate voters and instill fear.
“Their plot is to ensure that votes from potential APC voters are minimised to the barest minimum. In Kogi East also, the same arrangements have been put on ground, so that voters do not freely move around to exercise their franchise. The intelligence indicates areas like Olamaboro and Igalamela as the target.”
He urged the Inspector- General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and other security outfits to be wary and ensure peace and orderliness during the exercise.