Just before INEC Announced the final results in the Osun Governorship Re-run, Senator Ademola Adeleke lamented that the security agents had compromised the standard of the whole process, Sen Adeleke said this through a statement by the spokesman of his campaign organisation, Mr Olawale Rasheed.
He stressed that PDP supporters were troubled, intimidated and prevented from making their choice in some polling units where the re-run was held. He further Described the exercise as a sham and charade, he and promised to seek redress in court.
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 the shattering of democratic values are ongoing in Osun State. “The whole world is witnessing a charade in the name of an election, a deliberate effort at the imposition of a discredited leadership on the suffering people of Osun State through undisguised brutal force, applying all standards, the supplementary poll is a non-event as all norms of electoral process were violated. ‘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 Also, the South West PDP, in a statement by its Zonal Secretary, Mr Ayo Fadaka said the re-run election was compromised mainly by the security agencies mobilized to maintain law and order. A statement issued by the Zonal Publicity Secretary of the party in the South West, Ayo Fadaka said “We note very disappointingly that the ongoing election in Osun is already being compromised majorly by the Security Agencies mobilized to maintain law and order. “It is disappointing to note that unnecessary leverage has been accorded to the APC as its thugs have unfettered movement and capabilities to perpetrate all lawlessness. “lt is surprising that in this election, agents of PDP have been clearly disallowed from discharging their responsibilities, they were precluded from operating in Orolu and Ife South. “In Orolu particularly, thugs have been assaulting and intimidating residents since Monday and all reports of these incidents have not been addressed by the Police. “Absolutely sad it is to declare that the PDP Youth Leader in Ife South has been killed alongside another pregnant woman who suffered the same fate for insisting that she must be allowed to exercise her voting right independently. “It is terrible to note that journalists and election observers have been harassed and arrested in this election by security agencies, this is absolutely disheartening. “Therefore, we state most unequivocally that the results of this election has been predetermined and as such cannot be acceptable to us as a Party because it is not free and fair. “We arrived at this current destination in Osun because INEC permitted sharp practices to rob the PDP of about 4,387 votes while allocating another unearned 3,487 votes to APC, this is indeed a sad period in our national life. In like manner, the Osun PDP in a statement by its Chairman, Soji Adagunodo described the supplementary election as the most brazen assault on democracy and biggest robbery ever witnessed in the history of the state, adding that “the open robbery perpetrated by APC aided by security personnel will be resisted by the party.” “It is regrettable that election in seven polling units could not be freely and fairly concluded by the Independent National Electoral Commission. We reject any returns of results from this sham and call on the INEC authorities in Abuja to direct that the so-called supplementary election result collation be put on hold now,” he said.
Culled From Vangurdngr