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Importation of Fake Ballot Papers: Fayose calls for full-scale investigation, Says; "APC Is Behind It"

By Lere Olayinka

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called for a full-scale investigation into the importation of fake ballot papers into the State allegedly by the All Progressives Congress, saying; "The arrest of a truck loaded with ballot papers at Ita-Awure by soldiers is a vindication of our stand that the APC was planning to rig the election."

At about 11am today, soldiers on Ita Awure - Ilesha road arrested a truck with inscription "Adewole F. Odunayo Enterprises," together two occupants of the truck .

In a release issued by the Director General of the Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO), Chief Dipo Anisulowo, the governorship candidate said; "It is curious that two commissioners in the State swiftly rushed to where the truck was arrested to intervene and get it freed with the occupants."

Fayose, who commended the soldiers for refusing the overtures of the two State Commissioners, demanded that; "There must be no cover-up of this heinous crime.

"Since the vehicle is marked, the public must know who is the owner of Adewole F. Odunayo Enterprises is, those behind the production of the ballot papers, their possible collaborators in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the purpose for which the ballot papers were produced.

"We are also interested in the motive behind the visit to the scene of arrest by two state commissioners, and the reasons the State Deputy Governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu rushed to the Army Base, where the fake ballot papers in the truck was being off-loaded.

"Most importantly, we urge our party members and supporters to remain vigilant, because at it is, the APC has seen that it can only win the election through manipulations, having been rejected by the people."