Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won’t rig this Saturday’s local government election.
He urged the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) to provide a level-playing field for all parties and eschew corrupt practices.
Dr. Fayemi spoke yesterday in Ado-Ekiti at the APC’s mega rally to solicit support for the 16 chairmanship and 177 councillorship candidates presented by the party for the election.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, said: “Don’t worry, we have worked hard for this election. Everybody is going to win.
“We are not going to rig the election. It is going to be free and fair and we shall be happy after the whole thing. The SIEC will be given free hands to do what is right.”
Presenting flags to the candidates, APC state Chairman Mr. Paul Omotoso said the party had worked hard by campaigning in all nooks and crannies to mobilise support for the candidates.
He warned members against betraying the APC in some wards and local governments, saying perpetrators of such anti-party activity would destroy themselves.
“We visited the markets and farmsteads to canvass for votes. We have done our homework and we are sure of victory in this election.
“We will win all the 16 chairmanship and councillorship seats. We are going to campaign till tomorrow (Thursday), don’t rest until the last minute.
“The APC is not known for violence. We are going to use this election to bury the Peoples Democratic Party in this state. We will show through the votes that we are on ground.
“Don’t betray APC, don’t work for PDP, if you do, you are killing yourselves, so I urge all of you to forget whatever grievances you have, because I know there are crises in some areas. Work for your our candidates as loyal party men and women.
“Governor Fayemi has worked hard and delivered on his campaign promises. We are relying on this to win elections. It is not in our character to rig elections and this won’t be an exemption,” Omotoso said.