Sunday, 3 August 2014

PDP Planning To Rig Osun Election, APC Alleges

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted Nigerians on a scheme involving an unscrupulous INEC official and PDP stalwarts to rig the Osun gubernatorial election on Saturday.

In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said under the plan, some INEC IT staff have 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 INECs delay in issuing permanent voters cards to registered voters, especially those who are APC members in the state, shows the desperation of the PDP to win the forthcoming governorship election at all cost.
It said, 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-recognised TNS-RMS shows that the APC leads among voters in the state by 73 per cent, compared to a paltry 19 per cent for the PDP.
Apparently stunned by the reality on ground, as against the propaganda by the PDP, the partys candidate, Iyiola Omisore, quickly conjured his own opinion poll, purportedly carried out by USAID, showing that he is leading the incumbent governor, Aregbesola.
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