Accusations and counter-accusations are coming from the two leading political parties in Nigeria and everyone is confused and not sure of what to believe. 

It is becoming a norm, each time election is near, for claims of plots to manipulate elections to come from these different quarters. 

From the South-West region of Nigeria comes a claim from the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.

He has put forward a claim about a plot to coerce officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do the bidding of certain persons in government. 

Fayose did not give the names of the individuals that were behind the plan, but he said the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were two agencies that would be used in perpetrating this plan.

On his Twitter page on Tuesday, Fayose wrote: "The new plot is to use DSS and EFCC to harass, intimidate and coerce INEC officials that are not willing to do their bidding.

"But this tyranny will be defeated ultimately".

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are riding into a war of words and this has been whipped up after elections were postponed by the Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, on Saturday, February 16. 

Since that postponement, the APC and the PDP have accused each other of being behind the postponement, but have both also called for the resignation of the INEC Chairman. 

Fayose's comment is coming at a time that there are conspiracy theories that the Chairman of INEC is already under pressure to stagger the general election and favour the ruling party. 

The APC claims the PDP had INEC officials it had bought over with money to do its bidding. 

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