Osun rerun: It’s a charade, bad omen for 2019

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People Democratic Party, (PDP) has called for the outright cancellation of the Osun State governorship supplementary election held in the state yesterday.
Describing the rerun as “a charade, mockery of democracy and bad omen for the 2019 general elections”, the party urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rise above the board and declared its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, winner.
The PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, stated this after the emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) noting that Adeleke secured the most votes among all the candidates.
“The call became necessary as the entire units where the supplementary purportedly took place were fully militialized by massive security personnel deployed to the state by the federal government to assist the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the poll.
“Today is a sad day for democracy in Nigeria with the charade supplementary governorship election in Osun state, what we have seen in Osun is an indication that if President Muhamodu Buhari loses election in 2019, he will not vacate office “It shows the future of Nigeria is bleak, if they like it, they can call it hate speech, and they should watch and see what will happen next.
“According to reports, the PDP members that came to cast their votes were chased away, their PVCs were impounded from them and in most cases, they were thoroughly beaten by political thugs of the APC, in the full glare of security personnel.
“We are urging our security chiefs to know that they were sworn to defend all Nigerians and not an individual or a particular political party because they will one day give the stewardship of their tenures before God”, he said.
Secondus insisted that the PDP won Saturday’s election but lamented that INEC halted it and declared it inconclusive and ordered for supplementary, to favour the ruling party.
“They went ahead and militarized the areas where the exercise will be hold, the .Media and both local and foreign observers were chased away.
“Now, the INEC should rise above the board and declared the candidate of our party, Senator Ademola Adeleke the winner based on the votes recorded last Saturday by the candidates, anything short of that is not acceptable to us as a political party”, Secondus said.

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