Beware of fake election observers in Osun
THIS is a special appeal from a patriotic Nigerian to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). It is my belief that the appeal will contribute to a free and fair election in Osun State.
There is a rumour spreading in the SouthWest, and it has to do with the rigging of the August 9 gubernatorial election in the state.
The rumour has it that a particular political party is planning to deploy fake election observers in all polling booths. The assignment of these people is to rig or cause trouble, if they are prevented from rigging.
I want the INEC boss, Professor Attahiru Jega, to attach much importance to this information because anything can happen in this country. He should instruct all the INEC workers to carefully scrutinize the identity cards of all observers at the voting booths.
I am also using this opportunity to call on all the good people of Osun State to be vigilant before the election and on the election day to prevent evil people from subverting the will of the masses.
They should go out and vote in accordance with their conscience. They should not fear intimidation or harassment. They should have it in mind that where there is a will, there is a way.
W A Adefolabi,
Ibadan, Oyo State.
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