Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe State has alleged that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) had brought in thugs from neighbouring states to perpetuate crime during Saturday's elections.
Director General of APC Campaign Council, Alhaji Sidi Yakubu Karasuwa, said credible information available to the organisation indicated that the PDP has imported thugs and hoodlums from Bauchi and other states with the intention to cause violence and disrupt the weekend elections.
He added that the PDP had also planned on bringing in fake ballot papers and result sheets through Jigawa State in order to cause confusion, especially in Yobe Zone C.
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Some of the miscreants and thugs imported by the PDP have been lodged around Dagona Village of Bade Local Government area while others have been kept at an undisclosed location in Gashu’a Town, said Karasuwa.
The object is to use those hoodlums kept in Dagona to disrupt the polls in Karasuwa Local Government area and those kept in Gashu’a to cause chaos in Yusufari Local Government area, he added.
Karasuwa said the party campaign council had alerted the security agencies at the highest levels and called for additional measures to be taken to ensure polls are conducted peacefully.
APC won Yobe State ahead of the PDP in the recently-held Presidential election.