- APC has told INEC and security agents to stop PDP from buying votes during Osun re-run election
- The party alleged that PDP massively bought votes on Saturday, September 22
- INEC on Sunday, September 23, declared the election inconclusive and ordered re-run to be held on Thursday, September 27
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all security agents must do everything to stop Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from buying votes on Thursday, September 27, in Osun election rerun.
Leadership reports that the party said the aftermath of Saturday, September 22, inconclusive Osun state governorship election has confirmed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s vow to deploy all “means, schemes, shenanigans in all ramification and magnitude” to rig all coming elections, starting from the Osun state governorship election.
Legit.ng gathered that the APC in a statement signed by Yekini Nabena, its acting national publicity secretary said, “It is now clear that the vote buying template introduced by the PDP and brazenly deployed in the Osun inconclusive election is an urgent threat to our democracy and current efforts to ensure the sanctity of our election.
“While the PDP and its paid proxies where accusing other political parties of irregularities during Saturday’s inconclusive elections, the party was busy perpetuating its vote buying scheme as exposed in several leaked videos showing PDP agents buying votes for its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke particularly in Ede local councils of Osun state.
“The PDP’s now public rigging method particularly vote buying and dissemination of diversionary fake news must be checked particularly as we go into the INEC ordered Osun governorship rerun.
"We also call on the electorate, civil society organisations and relevant stakeholders to speak out and resist the PDP’s retrogressive plans which threaten our democracy.
“Again, while the PDP attempts to misinform the public on the rationale for declaring the Osun governorship election inconclusive, they should be reminded that in 2015, the late Abubakar Audu of Kogi state was leading by 240, 867 votes to PDP 199,514 votes, the margin of 41,353 favoured APC but it was declared inconclusive.
"INEC ordered a rerun because 49,953 cancelled votes were higher than the 41,353 despite the fact that APC was leading with a wide margin. At the time PDP did not protest rather prepared and waited for the rerun date.
"The PDP cannot be supportive of decisions only when it seemingly favours them. There are electoral precedents, guidelines and laws which are binding on all.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that there was a reported clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and those of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over an alleged move by a politician to buy Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of Thursday, September 27, Osun governorship election rerun in four council areas in the state.
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