Benue South Rerun: PDP Accuses APC of Hiring Thugs
– Agbo alleges opposition party plans to use fake soldiers
Ahead of the February 2016 Senatorial election for Benue South, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over the plot by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to unleash fake soldiers and Police in the area to manipulate the election.
The State Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Emmanuel Agbo alerted the public today that the APC stakeholders have started recruiting armed thugs who would disguise as soldiers or mobile police men to cover the election.
Dr. Agbo stated that Vigilante groups are being asked to forward their measurements for the proposed army and police uniforms and size of shoes, which they would adorn on Election Day to do the APC biddings.
According to Agbo in a chat with SIGNAL on Sunday, “We have it on good authority about the moves by the APC in Benue state to infiltrate the Vigilante group, sew army and police uniforms and arm them for the election. We are aware of the orchestrated plot and intimidation of Local government care taker committees in Benue South to deliver the APC candidate by all means at the election or be sacked.”
Speaking further, he noted that the people of Benue South otherwise called Idoma nation cannot be intimidated. “We are forthright and resilient people. No amount of intimidation or ammunition can defeat the resolve of a people. Idoma people belong to this class. This is democracy and the will of the people must of a necessity be respected. We must have the right to chose. On this rerun election, only the Benue South people would decide who represent them. No external force would determine the outcome of this election.”
Agbo maintained that as federal agencies charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order he trust that the Army and the Police authorities would not tolerate the evil plot.
He therefore urged them to do the needful and nip the plot in the bud.
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