by Ranti Joseph
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State has raised an alarm over a plot by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to embark on massive rigging of next Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
Director-General, Rochas Okorocha Campaign Organisation, Iheukwumere Alaribe, said Owerri on Tuesday that the APC was aware of the PDP’s plan to manipulate the electoral process with the assistance of some military personnel during the elections.
He said, “We know that, just like it did during the presidential and National Assembly elections, the PDP has decided to use fake soldiers to achieve its devious motives on Saturday.
“This time, they want to make sure that no electoral materials get to the designated polling centres. They have been bringing thugs into Imo State. If you go to the rural communities right now, you will find strange people there.”
Alaribe noted that on Sunday, Catholic churches in many of the communities warned members of their congregations to avoid hanging out at polling booths after casting their votes on Saturday.
He added that the APC was determined to ensure the PDP did not perpetrate such electoral malpractices on Saturday.
“If what happened last time repeats itself during the governorship elections, there will be casualties in Imo State,” Alaribe stated.