Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the governorship election in Osun state, Ademola Adeleke, has rejected today’s re-run election. He labelled it as a “charade” which must not be allowed to stand.
In a statement made available to Premium Times by Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation, the election was described as a charade and hence, rejected.
Adeleke who claimed that the rerun election was a charade and an unprecedented travesty of justice said voters were deliberately refused access to polling points at gun points.
The statement read:
"We report to the whole world the brazen theft and daylight swindling of Osun people who were criminally denied their rights to vote and be voted for by an anti-people conspiracy among INEC, security agencies and the ruling All Progressive Congress. An unprecedented travesty of justice and shattering of democratic values are ongoing in Osun state.
"The whole world is witnessing a charade in the name of election, a deliberate effort at imposition of a discredited leadership on the suffering people of Osun state through undisguised brutal force. Applying all standards, today’s supplementary poll is a non-event as all norms of electoral process are violated.
"Voters are deliberately refused access to polling points at gun points. Those allowed to voting centers are forced to vote for APC. PDP party agents are arrested ,beaten up and shut out of polling centres. PDP agents are barred from many units.Roads are blocked to stop voters and observers.
"Journalists and election monitors are blocked from accessing many voting areas.Those who attempted gaining access are attacked by hooded thugs. PDP leaders are hounded and arrested.It was a brutal unleashing of force against unarmed election stakeholders.
"We report to the whole world that in Osun today no supplementary poll took place. It was all violence and and undisguised breaching of all electoral rule. The APC is pushing violently to steal people’s mandate freely given by the oppressed people of Osun State.
"We condemn this charade;we reject this violent operations called election. We dissociate ourselves from this brazen shame and sham election.
"We stand on the mandate freely given to Ademola Adeleke. We will uphold the people’s mandate through all legal means. We will not succumb to fascist agents hell bent on plunging the state into chaos.
"We call on the international community to monitor happenings in Osun State. A major political tragedy is underway with huge consequence for the nation."
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that Senator Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, described the ongoing rerun election in seven units of the state as a ‘coup'.
Adeleke who disclosed this on telephone said that supporters of the PDP were being denied access to ballot papers in the governorship rerun election.
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