The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) against rigging the July 14 Ekiti governorship election.

The party noted that any attempt to thwart the will of the people in Ekiti State, may lead to violence, which will endanger the entire democratic process.

The party's National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who gave the warning accused the APC of plotting to capture Ekiti at all cost.

Speaking in Abuja on Monday during the inauguration of the party's Governorship Campaign Council, Secondus expressed optimism that the PDP would win Ekiti.

“Ekiti State means so much to our party because of the strategic position it occupies in that geopolitical region.

"It also means much to us based on the fact that it is a test-run election ahead of Osun State governorship election in September and the general elections in less than one year from now.”

Secondus said the PDP hopes to win the polls given the achievements of Governor Ayodele Fayose in the last three years.

“Let me warn that if there is any attempt to thwart the will of the people in Ekiti State, there may be no general elections and the entire democratic process will be in endangered.”

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He urged the campaign council chaired by Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom State to harness the aspirations of Ekiti people and ensure that their will prevailed.

Responding to the demand of the PDP chairmen, Governor Emmanuel said the committee would do its best to ensure that the PDP would win the election.

He said that with the quality of the people in the council, there was no room for failure.

“We promise that we will make sacrifices to give it our best.

“I also believe that the PDP governors have done so much in terms of delivering dividends of democracy to the people and critical infrastructure in the last three years.

“If the APC believe they have done for their people in the last three years let us call ourselves out and compare notes. Let us know the crop of the governors that delivered more," he added.

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