By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that it has uncovered plans by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State to use fake policemen and armed some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to cause unrest across the state ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in the State.
The party, in a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Monday said the motive behind the alleged plan is to create fear in the minds of voters and discourage them from coming out to vote on Saturday.
Odeyemi alleged further that the fake policemen, and the members of the NURTW had already been stationed in towns, especially those with strong PDP support base, and given order to cause unrest across Ibadan metropolis from Friday evening.
He further explained that Ajimobi resort to crude use of force to prevent impending PDP victory in the governorship poll, after he met brickwall in other plots he attempted to break the opposition party’s rank across Oyo state.
He however declared that PDP would not allow executive rascality and use of state machinery to prevent voters from excercising their inalienable right in Oyo state and urged the leadership of Police Force, Department of State Service and other security apparatus to be alive to their responsibility and prevent infiltration of their tanks by fake policemen that Ajimobi want to use to cause unrest across the state.
The statement reads: “we have uncovered the plan by the ‘Koseleri’ Governor Abiola Ajimobi to use fake policemen and armed members of NURTW to cause unrest across Oyo state beginning from Friday.
“The motive behind the plan is to ensure that the people don’t come out of vote. The fake policemen and NURTW would cause unrest especially in Local Governments considered to be PDP stronghold.
“He is hell-bent on fiostering an unpopular candidate on the people of Oyo state. He was jolted by the defeat he suffered in the last election and wanted to safe his face in the gubernatorial election. We won’t allow anything short of free and fair election in Oyo state. We urge the police and DSS to be alive to their responsibility and stop the plan of outgoing Oyo governor in other to prevent the people resorting to self help.”