Police Want To Doctor Statements Of 110 Suspects Caught Thumb-printing For PDP In Rivers State

Information just reaching us indicates that the Police in Rivers State want to doctor the statements of about 110 persons arrested for electoral offences and crimes in Tai Local Government of Rivers State during Saturday’sgubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.

The persons arrested include 75 National Youth Service Corps, NYSC members who are adhoc staff of INEC. They were arrested with the electoral materials of about 9 wards by MOPOL 56 in Rivers State.

They were caught thumb-printing ballot papers for PDP candidates in the private residence of a PDP chieftain in Tai.

The Governor of Rivers State have been reliably informed that the police now want to doctor their statements, in a bid to exonerate the culprits caught thumb-printing ballot papers for the PDP in Tai; so that the culprits can be subsequently released.

David Iyofor
Chief Press Secretary to The Rivers State Governor

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Police Arrest Fayose’s Commissioner, Aides with weapons, charms

Ekiti State Commissioner for Works Kayode Oso, Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters Ademola Bello and four others were yesterday arrested by the police at the vicinity of the House of Assembly.

They were among the loyalists of Governor Ayo Fayose who laid siege to the precincts of the Assembly complex, waiting for the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers.

Also arrested are Adeyanju Oluwole, Raphael Adebayo, Babajide Adebayo and Wasiu Ogunsakin.

Police sources said they were arrested with one black colour Ford pick-up van with registration number EK 05-B27 and one blue Toyota Hilux van with registration number AA 363 YEK.

The two vehicles, believed to belong to the state government, were carrying weapons, including nine live cartridges, 10 cutlasses, charms, fake US dollars, a carton of Regal dry gin, a parcel of Indian hemp and six small kegs of kerosene.

Some of the thugs in the entourage reportedly escaped during their encounter with the policemen.

Police Commissioner Taiwo Lakanu could not be reached for comments on phone proved abortive as he did not pick his calls. Neither did he reply text messages sent to his cell phone.

Police spokesman Alberto Adeyemi, in a text message, said he was not aware of the arrest.

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Kwara PDP Sewing Fake Police Uniforms To Rig Elections – APC …Claims Party Intends To Kill Kwarans With Poisonous Packaged Garri

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has raised alarm that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is sewing fake Police uniforms and other uniforms associated with security agencies for its thugs in an attempt to rig and manipulate the forthcoming general elections.

The APC also said the PDP has packaged 1kg size of poisonous garri, branded with APC logo and photograph of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, in large quantity for distribution across the state.

In a statement issued in Ilorin on Wednesday by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the party decried the desperation of the PDP while assuring the people of the state that the evil plans of the PDP will continue to fail.

“?It is imperative to alert the good people of that the leadership of PDP, Kwara State chapter held a meeting on Wednesday where the party reviewed the activities of its rampaging thugs and other rigging plans ahead of the forthcoming elections.

“The thuggery activities of the PDP were reviewed against unfavourable security reports vis-a-vis dwindling electoral fortune of the PDP.

“At the meeting, amongst other decisions, the leadership of the PDP resolved to sew Police uniforms and uniforms associated with other security agencies for its thugs with the hope of deploying the uniformed thugs to manipulate the forthcoming election in favour of the PDP.

“Another set of armed thugs would also be dressed in black suits and traditional babariga attire, according to a credible source.

“The desperation of the drowning PDP knows no bound. This is a party with ?no manifestos, no ideology, no developmental plans for Kwarans except open show of desperation for power and affinity for violence and bloodshed.

“Political thugs sponsored by the PDP intend to impersonate offic?ers of our security agencies before and during elections to harass APC leaders and members, to kidnap and pick up some of our party officials, to intimidate voters at the polling units and to manipulate the electoral process in favour of the PDP.

“We have raised this alarm with the hope that security agencies would promptly mount security measures to forestall the criminal plans of the PDP.

?”Also, the leadership of PDP in Kwara State has packaged 1kg size of poisonous garri, branded with APC logo and photograph of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, in large quantity for distribution across the state.

“We warn the people of Kwara State against taking such gifts from the PDP because it is an attempt to kill as many Kwarans as possible and hang it on the APC.

“Kwarans should not be deceived by the logo of APC and photograph of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed that were printed on the packaged garri. Our party has no hand in it as it is purely the handiwork of the desperate PDP.

“We must state that the APC is not distributing packaged garri as souvenirs or gifts neither do the APC intend to distribute packaged garri before or during the forthcoming election.

“There is no clearer indication that the PDP is a party of vampires and murderers than the desperation of the PDP to kill Kwarans with poisonous garri and put the blame on the APC in order to gain public sympathy.

“Meanwhile, we assure the people of Kwara State that our party will continue to expose the evil plans of the PDP. Wherever, whatever and whenever? the PDP holds meeting to unleash violence and poisonous substances on Kwarans, we shall continue to keep Kwarans informed.”, the statement read.


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Probe Ilorin Shootings By Ajibola’s Thugs, Kwara APC Tells Police

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Kwara State chapter has called on ?Kwara State Police Command to immediately commence investigation into the sporadic shootings which subjected Ilorin residents to humiliation and fear of terror on Sunday by political thugs who are in the entourage and convoy of Kwara State  PDP governorship candidate, Senator Simeon Ajibola.?

In a statement issued in Ilorin on Monday by the State Publicity Secretary of APC, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the party described the incident which occurred along Niger Street, in Ilorin  as unfortunate and a threat to public peace.?

“We are shocked by the unfortunate incident that happened in Ilorin today (Sunday).
The unfortunate incident happened when thugs in the convoy of PDP governorship candidate, Senator Simeon Ajibola engaged in sporadic shootings and brandishing of guns and rifles thereby causing stampede and people running for their dear lives. It is necessary to note that the breach of peace being enjoyed by people of kwara state by the  thugs of the PDP  gubernatorial candidate was unwarranted  and uncalled for. According to resident?s of Niger area of Ilorin, the incident will remain a trembling experience in their lifetime.?
“It is quite important to mention that the convoy of Senator Ajibola followed the convoy of a PDP Chieftain, Mr Dele Belgore whose supporters also engaged in the shooting spree. ?
“?The good people of Kwara State should note that the peace agreement, tagged “Ilorin Accord”, which was signed at INEC headquarters in Ilorin ?by ?15 political parties and their governorship candidates including the PDP and Senator Ajibola has been finally betrayed and broken by Senator Ajibola and his party.

“There is a clearer indication that Senator Ajibola is a sponsor of violence and thuggery in the state  going by the fact that political thugs which are  in his convoy, causing mayhem without provocation, engaged in sporadic shootings and brandishment of guns and rifles thereby subjecting the residents of Ilorin to trembling fear and intimidation .
“It bears repeating that the PDP governorship candidate started his campaign on a violent note and the PDP has never hidden its penchant for violence. The recent formation of war council by the PDP shows the readiness of the PDP to pursue and coordinate violence before, during and after the 2015 general elections.

“We have these questions and many more for Senator Ajibola: ?Why did Senator Ajibola subject the people he seeks to govern to that nature of trembling experience? Senator Ajibola should tell Kwarans why his thugs without provocation engaged in sporadic shootings which arrested the peace of the entire stretch of Niger area ?on Sunday? Senator Ajibola should come out clean on how he procured guns and rifles for his thugs? Senator Ajibola should tell Kwarans why he had to procure guns for his supporters? Were the guns lawfully procured? Is that his own way of empowering them? What if a stray bullet had knocked one of the residents down? What would have been Senator Ajibola’s response?

It must be noted that the United State Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, had stressed the fact that it is of paramount importance for the Nigerian people that 2015 election be peaceful . He further warned and maintained that ” anyone who participates in violence may be found ineligible for a US visa and would not be welcome in the United States”. It suffices to say that Senator Simeon Ajibola ?and his cohorts are in this category and we call on the United State Embassy in Nigeria to so hold.
?”?We further  call on the Kwara State Police Command to immediately commence investigation into the shootings indecent and compel Senator Ajibola  to handover the armed thugs in his convoy to the Police Command for proper investigation and prosecution. We expect that this investigation is conducted as quickly as possible and the report made public before the 28th of March – the rescheduled date for presidential election.”, the statement read.

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