Monday, 4 August 2014
How PDP plan to rig in 10 LGs in Osun – APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed how the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly plans to rig this weekend’s governorship election in Osun State in conjunction with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a statement issued in Lagos by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said, “Nigerians from all walks of life, desirous of a free and fair election on Saturday, are reaching out to us with useful information on the plan by the desperate PDP to rig the forthcoming election and we are taking the information very seriously. For example, we learnt that the PDP has identified Ife Central, Ife East, Ife North, Ife South, Olurunda, Iwo, Ifelodun, Osogbo, Odo Otin and Aiyedade as places where they plan to perpetrate massive rigging.”
“Two different results have allegedly been written ahead of the election, while three vice chancellors, one from the North Central and two from the South-West, have been penciled in to serve as returning officers. The incentive for any returning officers who can announce the doctored results is N1 billion”
“No one will accept the result of an election in which the returning officer is compromised with filthy lucre. This is why we are calling on INEC to ensure that only a person of integrity can serve in that important post. The biggest danger to Saturday’s election in Osun is the unbridled desperation of the PDP to win at all costs. This explains why the party’s candidate, Iyiola Omisore, has lied so shamelessly about a purported USAID survey that puts him ahead of Governor Rauf Aregbesola. But for USAID, which quickly put a lie to the peddled story, Omisore would have continued to use it as a campaign tool.”
In a swift reaction to the allegation, the publicity secretary of the PDP, in Osun, Mr Bola Ajao said, “The accusation on the part of the APC is not only malicious, but also heinous, baseless, unfounded and diversionary. They should be factual enough and give names of the vice chancellors they senselessly claimed we have colluded with to announce fake results. Not only that, this is one desperation too heinous.”
“If they have seen the handwriting on the wall, they better throw in the towel. As for Osun Abere 2014, it is PDP’s victory for sure. The governorship candidate of the APC, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, should be bold enough to hand over in November 2014 and not bolt away after this electoral loss staring him in the face.”- See more at: http://ghemedia.com/2014/08/04/pdp-plan-rig-10-lgs-osun-apc/#sthash.BOmJxQ52.dpuf