– PDP’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, has raised the alarm over the incoming Ondo election
– The PDP boss accuses Governor Akeredolu of planning to use Amotekun to rig the election
– Secondus, however, called on the federal government to reverse the CAMA law
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Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has cautioned the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, against using Amotekun to rig the October 19 governorship election in the state.
ThisDay reports that he also berated the federal government for signing into law the controversial Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), stating that the government had no business in church activities.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking at the inauguration of the 147-man PDP national campaign team, Secondus said, “Intelligence available to us shows that the outgoing APC government in Ondo state in its panic has hurriedly gone ahead to launch the local security outfit, Amotekun, with the aim of deploying them to intimidate and harass opponents.
“We want to warn that state security outfits are at experimental stages and any abuse will mean the end of it. The people of the southwest desired Amotekun, to secure them, anything otherwise would be undermining the will of the people.”
Secondus said the PDP expected that in both Edo and Ondo states elections, the military should be kept out of it completely and police and other security agencies who are supposed to be at election venues should be made to operate within the dictates of the law.
He also charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to refuse to be intimidated and strive to always carry out their duties strictly as set out by the law.
Secondus who called on the federal government to reverse the CAMA law, said, “I will not end this address without putting a word on the raging debate on the newly signed controversial bill.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Akeredolu declared that Amotekun, would not be collapsed into the planned community policing of the federal government.
It was reported that the governor who is the chairman of the southwest governor’s forum insisted that Amotekun would operate on its own.
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