The flag-bearer of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22 Osun governorship polls, Senator Ademola Adeleke has accused the Federal Government and All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to rig the election.
The Campaign Organization of Adeleke, Sunday listed ten “subversive steps” targeted at upturning the will of the people by the APC.
Olawale Rasheed, the campaign spokesman, in a statement said the plans included: “open purchase of PVC with payment of ten thousand naira (N10,000) each to unsuspecting voters. The goal is to clown and deploy false data in favour of APC candidate.
“The diversion of unclaimed PVCs for unsavoury activities by APC cyber team.
“The appointment of openly known APC sympathisers as returning officers.
“The peopling of state INEC top team with APC operatives.
“Plans to disenfranchise zones and areas known to be strongholds of the opposition.
“Open vote buying like the one led by the Vice President of the Republic under the guise of business support funding.
“Open inducement of traditional and religious institutions by top leaders of APC.
“Secret payment of close to N17 billion to the state government from the Paris Fund for election purposes.
“Diversion of state government funds for election purposes leading to the resignation of the Accountant General.
“Open deployment of political thugs to haunt members of the opposition among other evil schemes plotted to remain in power at all cost.”
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The campaign organization, however, warned the APC from plunging the state into avoidable mayhem.
It furthered that Osun voters “having been oppressed and exploited for the past eight years are not ready to succumb to any manipulation of the polls.
“We therefore call on men of conscience nationwide and internationally to call the APC government to order. We remind agents of electoral violence and rigging that our history in Osun State does not look kindly on election riggers”.