The All Progressives Congress (APC) this morning raised an alarm over suspicious, election-related activities being carried out in Lagos, including the distribution of military uniforms to thugs at Signals Barracks, Apapa, and the hacking of phone lines of its key leaders.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said workers at the Federal Government Press on Mobil Road in Ajegunle, opposite Coca Cola, were sent home early on Friday, apparently so the facility could be made ready for use on Saturday for a 'presidency' assignment.
''A concerned Nigerian alerted us to these developments, and we wonder what a federal government facility can be needed for on election day if it is not part of the facilities designated by INEC for election collation purpose.
''We are therefore compelled to alert the security agencies to urgently put the Federal Government Press at Mobil Road in Lagos under surveillance, with a view to stopping any possible illegal activities that may be going on there on this election day,'' it said.
APC noted that with the avowed desperation of the PDP to capture Lagos State at all cost, it cannot be trusted not to resort to underhand activities to manipulate the polls in the state, hence the alarm.
The party also said the phone lines of key leaders of APC have been bombarded with calls from an unknown number with a view to rendering them useless on election day.
Those calls, which started in the early hours of Saturday, were so persistent that genuine calls could neither come in, nor calls be made from the phone lines.
Also, the phone line of APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was hacked and used to send a message purportedly asking his supporters to vote for President Jonathan.
''We urge all our members and supporters, and indeed all Nigerians, to ignore the purported message as it did not emanate from Asiwaju,'' APC said.