The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm that ethnic militias like the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and ex-militants have been issued fake police and army uniforms so they can unleash mayhem on the opposition and disrupt voting, especially in the South-west.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said OPC members were sighted at Owu -Elepe in Ikorodu Local Government Area on Friday morning changing into fake police and army uniforms.
APC said the ex-militants in military uniforms are moving around in unmarked private vehicles, and their assignments are being facilitated by security agencies.
The statement added: “In his national broadcast to the nation on Friday morning, President Jonathan said he is under oath to protect the lives of all Nigerians and the security of the country at all times. How can he do that when his supporters have engaged the services of ethnic militias, whom they have clothed in police and military uniforms, to engage in violence and election manipulations?
”If indeed the President means what he said, when he warned in his broadcast that ‘all necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that any persons who breach the peace or cause public disorder during or after the elections are speedily apprehended and summarily dealt with according to our laws’, then he should immediately call his supporters to order and direct the security agencies to arrest those going around in fake police and military uniforms,” APC said.