The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Monday that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are planning to rig the Osun governorship rerun through vote buying, urging INEC and security agencies to stop the alleged plot.
The APC in a statement by its spokesman, Yekini Nabena, said the PDP has vowed to deploy all “means, schemes, shenanigans in all ramification and magnitude” to rig all coming elections, starting from the governorship poll.”
The statement read in part, “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.
“While the PDP and its paid proxies were 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, particularly in councils in Ede.
“The PDP’s public rigging method, particularly vote-buying and dissemination of diversionary fake news must be checked 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.”