Oyo LG polls: PDP in fresh plot to compromise electoral process – APC  

The Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday raised the alarm over an alleged fresh plot by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to compromise the electoral process in Saturday’s local government election in the state

In a statement by its Oyo state Publicity Secretary Comrade Wale Sadare, APC accused the PDP of allegedly plotting to manipulate results in favour of its candidates as against the expectations of the whole world.

Oyo APC deplored the PDP and some individuals with vested interest “over their refusal to learn democratic culture and decency”, saying that they lived in the past where force, intimidation and fraudulent practices determined winners of elections.

“For the avoidance of doubt, we have uncovered some fresh plots by a cartel of desperados to rig the poll in favour of the PDP. This, according to an impeccable source, would afford Governor Seyi Makinde the opportunity of sustaining his hold on the PDP ahead of the 2027 general elections”, it said. 

APC added, “One of the plots is to influence most of the electoral officers in all the 33 LGAs to work with the voter register which have been doctored in such a way that most voters perceived to be either independent minded or APC supporters would not find their names on Saturday and thereby disenfranchised”.

“Also, we have it on good authority that some characters recruited from the Park Management System (PMS) are to be deployed to each polling unit where they would aid vote buying and intimidate voters and agents of the opposition parties at the same time”. 

APC stressed, “Moreover, many PDP members have been forced on OYSIEC as Ward Collation Officers and the task given them is to frustrate seamless collation of results in most of the 351 Wards with a view to paving the way for the submission of fake results already prepared in favour of the ruling party candidates”.

The party said “all hands appear to be on deck for the exercise.

“Political watchers and patriots in the society are worried about the shameless conduct of most PDP elements in the state who move around to boast about the plans of their leaders and powers-that-be in the state to write results rather than allow votes to count in this Saturday council election. 

“This set of anti-democratic elements tell whoever that cared to listen they owned OYSIEC and that nobody including security agents, journalists and accredited observers can stop them from declaring the PDP candidates as the winners in any of the Wards and local government council”

Stressing that “As it stands now, all eyes are on our dear state and Governor. Makinde cannot afford to renege on his promise to deliver free, fair and credible poll this time round,” APC said