APC exposes PDP rigging plan
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday alleged “a devilish plan” involving an unscrupulous INEC official and PDP stalwarts to rig the August 9th governorship election in Osun State.
Under the alleged plan, according to the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, some INEC IT staff have 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,’’ the APC said.
It added that the plan to tamper with the electoral register for Osun and INEC’s delay in issuing Permanent Voters Register to registered voters, especially those who are APC members in the state, were pointers to 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%, 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.
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