The Director-General, Atiku/Obi Presidential Campaign Council in Kwara State, Dr. Ali Ahmad, has said there are plans by the All Progressives Congress to use some heads of tertiary institutions to cancel election without any justification, particularly in Kwara Central Senatorial District and declare it inconclusive.
Ahmad, who is also the Speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, said information at the campaign office’s disposal is that the APC intends to use some staff of tertiary institutions who have been carefully selected as the Independent National Electoral Commission as Returning Officers for the hatchet job.
He added: “The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who is the arrow head of the plot would ensure that the returning officers precipitate violence in some targetted areas only to announce the presidential election result and declare the National Assembly election inconclusive.”
He said their objective is to ensure that stand-alone election will be held in Kwara Central Senatorial District whereby the APC can use security to threaten the electorate and have their way.
To this end, Ahmad called on INEC, particularly the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Malam Attahiru Madami, to take heed by extensively monitor the returning officers on election days.
Also, the Atiku/Obi Campaign Office has voiced its support to calls by Kwarans on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to immediately redeploy the new Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, as demanded by the residents for peace to continue reigning in the state.
The director-general said as the former Chief Security Officer to the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, there is no how the people of Kwara State, which is controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party, would have full confidence in the new police commissioner.
Therefore, he enjoined the IG to as a matter of urgency post Egbetokun to an APC-controlled state, saying Kwarans have no trust in him as they believe he would be receiving orders from outsiders.