Osun Election: APC accuses PDP of planning to rig

APC asks Osun citizens to guard their votes.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has alerted Nigerians to a devilish plan involving an unscrupulous INEC official and PDP stalwarts to rig the August 9 gubernatorial election in Osun State.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said under the plan, some INEC IT staff allegedly handed over the entire electoral register for the state to a Special Assistant to a top PDP national official, with a view to manipulating it to disenfranchise many voters.

”For those who may see this as outlandish, they should recall that an INEC official tampered with the voters register used during the last gubernatorial election in Anambra State to remove the names of many voters,” it said.

APC said the plan to tamper with the electoral register for Osun, coupled with INEC’s delay in issuing Permanent Voters Register to registered voters, especially those who are APC members in the state, highlight the desperation of the PDP to win the forthcoming governorship election at all cost.

”The truth is that the PDP knows it cannot win a free and fair election in Osun state. Everything so far points to the fact that our party will win by a landslide if the election is free, fair, credible and transparent. In fact, a highly-credible opinion poll carried out by the globally-recognized TNS-RMS shows that the APC leads among voters in the state by 73%, compared to a paltry 19% for the PDP.

”Apparently stunned by the reality on the ground, as against the propaganda by the PDP, the party’s candidate, Iyiola Omisore, quickly conjured his own opinion poll, purportedly carried out by USAID, showing that he is leading the APC candidate and incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

”Fortunately, USAID has denied carrying out any opinion poll in Osun State, thus putting a lie to the PDP’s claim. There is no better indication of desperation than this,” the party said.

It called on all the good people of Osun state in general and APC members and supporters in particular to be very vigilant in other to thwart the evil machinations of those who are averse to credible and violence-free elections.

”As we have said repeatedly, we ask for nothing beyond a level playing field for all the candidates in the Aug. 9th election in Osun State. Also, we want all registered voters to be able to exercise their franchise without hindrance, since popular participation is the bedrock of democracy.

”If the voting is done in the best tradition of free, fair and credible elections, whoever wins or loses will have no problem accepting the outcome,” APC said.


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  • tusy

    This is not news. It is glaring that PDP can only win in Osun through rigging.

    • wole

      I can’t even imagine a party that has no programme raising a propaganda that they will win an election through the machinery of the Federal mights. Anyway “There is God oooo”, “God will see all of us ooo”. The Almighty God will surely fight for us.

  • AJUOMIWE

    COME OFF THIS BROS.FAYEMI LOST EKITI DUE TO DISCONNECT OF GOVT POLICIES AND” STOMACH INFRACTSTRUCTURAL” DECAY.RUFF HAS BEEN HAVING RUNNING BATTLES WITH HIS PEOPLE ON SCHOOL POLICIES WHICH UP TO TODAY HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED FEW DAYS TO THE ELECTION. YET APC IS HOPING TO WIN THIS ELECTION WHERE MAJORITY OF VOTERS ARE NOT HAPPY WTH THE GOVERNOR.I BET APC THOUGH AM NOT A FAN OF PDP,RUFF WITH ALL THE OYES AND ALL OTHER PROGRAMS HAS GIVEN PDP THIEVING PARTY THE TICKET.NOT THROUGH RIGGING BUT PROTEST VOTE.APC SHOULD TELL NIGERIANS WHICH OF OGBEN”S CONTENTOUS PROGRAMS HAS BEEN RESOLVED IN THE STATE THROUGH THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.FROM MERGING OF SCHOOLS TO DE-BORDING OF THE SCHOOLS.OGBENI,WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY EXCUSE OF THE RIGGING ALLIGATIONS AGAINST PDP.PTAs IN YOUR STATE HAS GIVEN YOU NOTICE OF PROTEST FEW DAYS TO AN ELECTION AND YOU ARE AND YOUR PARTY IS STILL GRAND-STANDING .A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR OGBENI TO CHANGE COURSE OR LOSE THIS ELECTION.AJUOMIWE,C.

  • @Ajuomiwe, I can vouch, you’re not one of the natives of Osun State who are sure knowledgeable of all the good our state is witnessing under the charismatic leadership and government of RAA. Again, it is glaringly clear with your writings that you do not belong to the class of people interested in seeing to the further improvement of society and governance in this country just as you claim that Osun voters are going to vote in protest of all the development programmes being witnessed in our State to PDP, which you acknowledge is a thieving party, waiting to grab and plunge the State back to the dark era of abyss…I will advise that you keep this opinion to yourself and not contaminate the already transformed psyche of Osun State electorates

    • tolu

      why would any party fake an opinion poll? Now USAID has confirmed thier criminal characters,,,, infact if omisore score more than 30% then we osuns are no longer omo oluabi,,,,the 30% is even higher , anyway criminals or murderers too have supporters