Osun Election: APC alleges plot to change results as Atiku urges voters to resist manipulation

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of planning to subvert Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State by declaring a false result.

The APC said while its candidate, incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola, leads in the polls, there are plans by the PDP to declare Iyiola Omisore as winner. Mr. Omisore is the PDP candidate.

“Credible information at our disposal indicates another criminal plot by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its allied forces to corrupt the open results of the election which have shown clearly the excellent outing of our party,” the APC said in a statement by its Osun state spokesperson, Kunle Oyatomi.

The party said the PDP officials were in “hurried and clandestine meetings to subvert” the process after failing to win in the fields.

“The people of Osun have spoken and spoken well. The result of the election must be upheld,” the APC said.

Collation of the results in the intensely-contested poll is ongoing.

In a separate call late Saturday, a former vice president, Atiku Abubkar, called on Osun State voters to defend their votes, saying peoples choice must be respected “no matter who wins”.

Mr. Abubakar is a member of the APC.

He urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) “to ensure that the will of the people is not subverted”  in order to restore confidence to the electoral and democratic process.


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  • Wähala

    That remind me of the Kwara LGA elections where they announced the results on radio at night… where a “(s)elected winner” even rejected his “win” and later defected to the APC. The people have spoken loud and clear, any manipulations in late extra-time will set the State on fire. Winners and losers should just swallow their APC tablet to contain the raging headache, it has been a long day really. Hahahaa chai! Where’s drunk @Deri Orbuka, the fake @redeemer of lost Souls? Come out and play!

    • femi Dapo

      APC are bad losers, while winning, election is free and fair; Otherwise,
      election is rigged. who are the so-called riggers: Obasanjo. Atiku,
      Oyinlola. Segun Oni, Adeleke etc they are all in APC now!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Election in was Ekiti was rigged with security network, but that of Osun is good?

      • kenny

        hmmm ,election in osun is not decided by any party, what we are talking about is peoples choice, winningof e lection is not decided by the party, it was the people that decided who they want to govern, kindly com to osun right all people were happy about the result, if pdp is not asure of the result , i will advice them to go to tribunal , whit good evidence to prove, . (peoples dicide).

  • tolu

    nobody can try that nonsense. nigeria is not as that bad

  • Wähala

    Any attempt…!!!

  • Deremi Ogunbambi


    Democracy is not allergic to honesty. Let us deal with the concrete facts. There are 986,000 voters in total registered in Oshun state. Agreed? Out of that figure there 266, 891 of them registered in Ile-Ife. Agreed? Now the early results show Iyiola Omisore taking all of Ile-Ife votes by three-quarter. Whereas Raufu Aregbesola has about 60% lead in Oshogbo which has 110, 670 registered voters. Nowhere else is Raufu Aregbesola leading with any significant margin in these early results. It follows that Raufu Aregbesola is running from behind to close the 100,000 plus lead Omisore has over him in Ile-Ife. But no result so far shows Raufu Aregbesola getting a landslide in any other place apart from Oshogbo. So what is this false alarm about?

    • Wähala

      Keep fooling yourself. Aregbesola won in Ife East and that takes a good chunk out of your silly maths. Go to other news outlets and see a comprehensive breakdown and you will know the killer, Omisore, has no prayer in hell of turning this around. The only way out of the disgrace is if the PDP pressures INEC into announcing the wrong person as winner. Just swallow an APC tablet tonight and get some sleep, you’ll get over it… it’s over!

    • femi Dapo

      APC are bad losers, while winning, election is free and fair. Otherwise, election is rigged. who are the so-called riggers: Obasanjo. Atiku, Oyinlola. Segun Oni, Adeleke etc they are all in APC now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • tolu

      you and femi fani kayode need rehabilation in aro hospital in Abeokuta

  • Dr Patrick Kolawole Awosan

    PDP president Ebele Jonathan and his axis of looters,thieves and embezzlers of our commonwealth with his nest-of-killers-PDP has had it in 2015 presidential election.Osun State gubernatorial poll has exposed Ebele Jonathan and his criminal gangsters of votes riggers and election results manipulators.All PDP dubious tricks havfe been exposed.This was the exact dubious gimmick PDP-Ebele Jonathan and Ayo Fayose introduced and employed to falsely win Ekiti State gubernatorial poll.Shame!!!2015 will be a very difficult task for PDP Ebele Jonathan and his electoral criminals.

  • Mr. Abdin

    Nigerians must surely unite to the likes of Atiku fight this monster called election rigging, that is why the likes of Atiku Abubakar are calling for Nigerians to rise against impunity.

  • sir Oscie

    Well said our former vice president and soon to be president..
    Osun people please take Atiku’s advice and protect your vote, your mandate and your choice.