A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, says the Peoples Democratic Party can only win the Ekiti governorship election by rigging.
He however warned that any one that attempts to rig the election in the state will be roasted.
He added that the PDP was aware that it could only win the state by manipulating the election because the party had not presented an alternative manifesto to challenge the ruling APC government in the state.
The former Lagos State Governor said this in Lagos at a fundraising dinner hosted by ‘Friends of JKF’, a statement said.
He said, “Those in Abuja have sent their agent down again for a repeat performance; they are not ashamed. Defend your votes, it is your right. No matter how much they complain, you will not see them do the campaign because they want to alter the mathematics.
“If they cannot do subtraction and addition successfully during the governors’ forum, they will not be able to do it during this election. I say it again, if you want to arrest me, come on, arrest me. If you rig this election, we’ll roast you.”
While describing Fayemi as a dependable candidate, the APC national leader said Fayemi would deliver the dividends of democracy to Ekiti people.
Also speaking at the event, Fayemi and his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to rescind its decision not to use Voters Card Reader machines in the forthcoming Ekiti and Osun states governorship elections.
Fayemi, while throwing his weight behind the use of VCR machine in Ekiti and Osun elections slated for June 21 and August 9, respectively, stated that Ekiti people would leave no stone unturned to ensure that their votes count, counted and announced in Ekiti State and not elsewhere.
He added that INEC would not only be encouraged but also be pressured to use the VCR machine to state its commitment to free, fair and credible polls in the two states.
Fayemi, who said the seven years of the PDP rule in the state was full of criminality and brigandag, stated that the collapse of the PDP candidate, Mr Ayo Fayose, at Ifaki Ekiti during a campaign was an act of God, revealing the true colours of the enemies of the people.
Also speaking, Aregbesola stated that the PDP was already collecting the voters identification numbers on voter cards with the aim of cloning the original cards, adding that the only way the cloned cards could be detected as fake was not physical examination but through the use of electronic voting system.