Lagos State House of Assembly has lambasted the PDP leadership over its desperation to regain Ekiti State by every possible means which includes rigging, violence and other ruthless means.
The position of the House was made known yesterday by the chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity, representing Epe Constituency II, Hon Segun Olulade.
The House was reacting to the reported arrest made by the Department of State Security in Ekiti over illegal thumb-printing into ballot boxes by loyalists of PDP gubernatorial candidate, Ayo Fayose, ahead of the Saturday election.
“The attempt by PDP to forcefully regain Ekiti is a wishful thinking, not even a dream. The party is making every ruthless effort to choke Ekiti people into accepting a tyrant model being imported by Ayo Fayose from Abuja. We believe that Ekiti people are learned people and very wise. I have no doubt that the people will stand and defend their mandate of the choice of Governor Kayode Fayemi.
“All attempts being employed by PDP have failed. First was the attempt to use a PDP man in police uniform to discourage followers of Dr Fayemi by shooting at a peaceful rally, leaving an APC supporter dead; then the attempt to distribute expired rice and food items to woo the people; and now they have started thumb-printing illegally ahead of the election”, the House said.
The lawmakers who commended the inspector general of police for taking an honourable position in the shooting case also commended the men of the State Security Service for the arrest of the hoodlums who were thumb-printing into ballot boxes.