Governors plot to hijack Ondo election – Group







The Transition Monitoring Group on Friday warned of a plot by unnamed governors to hijack Saturday’s Ondo State governorship election.

TMG said at a press conference in the state capital, Akure, that the governor’s refused to return to their states after attending campaign rallies in the state.

TMG’s President, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, said at the press conference that the gocernors were likely to use their immunity to bribe voters and hijack the election.

She said, “TMG condemns the practice of governors from other states that have invaded Ondo State and refused to leave after campaign has ended. These governors who travelled and sponsored their political expedition with the meagre resources of their states may constitute a threat to free and fair election by taking advantage of their immunity to be involved in election malpractices like vote-buying, intimidation of security operatives and sponsorship of political violence. All invading governors should leave since campaign has ended.”