• Alleges detention of Gov. Amaechi’s convoy
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cried out that its Governors were being prevented by security agencies apparently acting
on ”orders from above” from going to Ado-Ekiti for the party’s final campaign on Friday for the Ekiti State Governorship election.
In a statement issued on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said at least three
Governors – Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and Rabiu Kwankwanso of Kano – have so far been prevented from making the trip.
It said the helicopter that was to ferry Governor Oshiomhole from Benin to Ado-Ekiti was refused permission to take off from the Benin Airport, while the plane that was flying Kano governor to Akure was denied permission to land.
According to the APC, while the plane carrying Amaechi actually landed in Akure, his convoy was stopped at the border between Ondo and Ekiti States and ordered to turn back, because he would not be allowed to reach Ado-Ekiti.
The party said while Gov. Amaechi’s convoy was being detained in order to force him to turn back, the convoys of the Ministers of Defence and Police Affairs came and were allowed to pass.
”These acts are illegal and definitely not in line with the Electoral Act, which stipulates that campaign for the election will only end at
midnight on Friday.
”It also represents a manipulation of the electoral process when all the candidates will not be allowed a level playing field to campaign for the election. There is no clearer manifestation of the federal government’s allergy to free, fair, transparent and violence-free election than this,” the party said.
Source: Thisday


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