Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has alleged that Saturday’s gubernatorial election has been largely compromised by personnel of the Nigerian police.
The News Agency if Nigeria (NAN) reviews that the governor, who addressed newsmen shortly after casting his vote at about 1:20 pm at his Polling Unit 001 in Afao-Ekiti, alleged that policemen aided and abetted the distribution of cash to induce voters.
He, nevertheless, admitted that voters turned out massively and performed themselves in a peaceable method.
The governor accused policemen of supervising poll snatching in addition to offering cowl for these reported to be engaged in unlawful sharing of cash on election day.
According to him, all makes an attempt to personally report the alleged circumstances to the police authorities had been rebuffed.
“I wish to state expressly that the police have hijacked the entire course of; INEC would possibly imply properly however the course of was tampered with by the police
” As I communicate, thugs are having a area day snatching poll packing containers below police watch; it is a nationwide shame
” There had been circumstances of not solely poll snatching, however poll cleaning and clearing, even because the police and different officers cooperated by trying the opposite manner,’’ he stated.
But one of many three Police Commissioners deployed within the space to watch the gubernatorial ballot, Mr Ali Janga, dismissed the allegations.
He counseled the Independent National Electoral Commission and the voters for the peaceable conduct of the train.
Janga stated a lot of the allegations raised by politicians had been promptly investigated and had been discovered to be unfaithful.
“I’ve visited a number of the native governments and there was no electoral manipulation wherever as being claimed
” People simply increase false alarm by sending misery calls to us, however a lot of them had been discovered to be false once we obtained there.
“Election supplies had been distributed as early as doable and they had been guarded by safety males and the turnout was very spectacular,’’ he stated.
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