The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Ondo State has expressed surprise over the revelation at the State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure that over 164,000 names were injected into the voter's register for the conduct of the last governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
A statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Rotimi Agbede, said the magnitude of the electoral fraud allegedly committed by the ruling Labour Party, LP, with active connivance of INEC, demonstrates the level of LP's desperation to cling to power at all costs.
"This vivid revelation of the expert witnesses of 164,072 names injected into the voter's register finally laid to rest the controversy surrounding how a voter's registration of 1.5 million people conducted by INEC in 2011 became over 1.6 million people during October 2012 governorship election," the ACN said in the statement.
It noted that with the new development, the world has come to realize that the much touted popularity of the Labour Party and its leaders in the state is a ruse.
The party urged its members not to despair by what it described as the deluge of lies and propaganda being churned out by those apologists of the ruling LP in the media, stressing that the day of reckoning is near.
Meanwhile, a group, Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, MGGEL, has said that the inauguration of Olusegun Mimiko as governor for the second term is temporary.
A statement signed by the group's State Coordinator, Kehinde Bello, urged the state government to reflect on the promises made for the citizenry in 2009 and see how much it has failed the people.
It contended that the promise of employment opportunities among the youth has become a dream far from achievement in Governor Mimiko's administration.
The group wondered why the administration that inherited billions of naira from his predecessor, Olusegun Agagu's government, could not embark on any meaningful projects.
The group said the last four years of Governor Mimiko's administration has put the state into the league of debtors in the country, urging the citizenry to be steadfast as there would be light at the end of the tunnel.