- The campaign organisation of Ademola Adeleke asks the international community to intervene in the Osun election
- The campaign organisation says the conduct of the election is injurious to the democracy of Nigeria
- The organisation complains that voters were deliberately prevented from coming to vote during the rerun
The campaign organisation of Ademola Adeleke at the governorship election on Friday, September 28, called on the international community to intervene in the controversies surrounding the Osun state governorship election.
Channels Television reports that the organisation said a major political tragedy was underway with major consequences for the nation judging by the way the election was conducted.
“We call on the international community to monitor happenings in Osun state.
“A major political tragedy is underway with huge consequence for the nation,” the statement by the organisation said while rejecting the result of the election.
According to the campaign organisation, there were various degrees of malpractices that affected the voting process.
“Applying all standards, today’s supplementary poll is a non-event as all norms of electoral process are violated.
“Voters were deliberately refused access to polling points at gun points, those allowed to voting centers were forced to vote for APC, PDP party agents were arrested, beaten up and shut out of polling centres, PDP agents were barred from many units, roads were blocked to stop voters and observers, journalists and election monitors were blocked from accessing many voting areas, those who attempted gaining access were attacked by hooded thugs, PDP leaders awere hounded and arrested.
“It was a brutal unleashing of force against unarmed election stakeholders.
“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 operation called election, we dissociate ourselves from this brazen shame and sham election.
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“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,” the statement said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that its victory at the Osun governorship rerun is a solid attestation of the people’s support for the change agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC change administration.
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