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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed allegations by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, of plots to rig Saturday’s governorship election in Osun as an “infantile blackmail” unbecoming of his office and status.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Thursday said the allegations are completely wild, baseless and mere fabrications aimed at distracting PDP members and supporters and discourage them from fully participating in the election. It said the allegation was a ploy by the APC to make its members and supporters over-confident and divert attention to their own sinister plan.
Stating that there will be no room for rigging, the PDP said “the process of accreditation, voting, counting of votes and declaration of results will be openly observed by the print, electronic and social media as well as local and international observers.”
The PDP said one of the legacies of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration is free, fair and credible polls adding that “such will in no way be compromised in Osun or any other election for that matter.”
It therefore called on its members and supporters to completely disregard the APC and come out enmasse to vote for its candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore, stressing that it remains focused on the election having worked very hard to earn the confidence and support of the people of Osun state.
The party reminded Nigerians of the fact that for the APC, elections are only free and fair when they win and rigged when they lose.