A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Hon. Dare Adeleke has exposed alleged secret plans to rig the Governorship/House of Assembly elections, by the APC government in Oyo State.
A statement released by Adeleke reads:
“We have been reliably informed by our source working with the APC Government of Oyo State of a desperate plans to rig the Governorship/ House of Assembly election by all means. The plan is to cause tension and violence in major towns in various constituencies through provoking of eligible voters, party members and also introducing thugs and hoodlums into Oluyole, Egbeda,Surulere,Ogo Oluwa, part of Oke Ogun to cause mayhem in polling units that will possibly lead to the cancellation of election results in aforementioned areas and strongholds of the PDP.
It has als been revealed that nine (9) villages in Atiba,Oyo West Local Governments have been marked by the APC to rig election in favour of the APC Governorship candidate,through the assistance of 1st class Oba in Oyo. These villages would be characterised with militarization, over voting and deprivation of rights to vote of the opposition members.
While we understand that the desperacy of the APC government is a designed plan to populate the Governorship/state House of Assembly with puppets or government lackeys, we appeal to the general public to be vigilant and take note of the evil moves of the APC in Oyo state
We also call on our communities and religious leaders to participate in this electoral process as stakeholders and use their roles to caution and checkmate the evil attempts of the state government in subverting the will of the people of Oyo state
We challenge all security agencies to uphold the laws of the land and avoid being used to promote anti-democratic values in the next Saturday election.
We have continued to wonder if Governorship/state constituency is the only assembly seat in Nigeria that would warrant top officials of the APC and their national leader Tinubu being recruited to destroy Oyo state,with thugs from outside the states.The desperation of Gov Ajimobi to destroy the state that gave him 2 terms is appalling and unexpected.
We have full confidence in the trust, will and political strength of the people and we are rest assured that they would come out enmasse to vote for Seyi Makinde with PDP logo and all the house of assembly members . We are warning Ayes,Eiye fraternity and other cultists brought to state to cause mayhem,to be warned! Oyo state indegenes will resist any attempt to deprive them of their choice. The Nurtw are also warned to be very careful… Dare Adeleke