The Oasis Reporters
September 24, 2018
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has called the allegations by the All Progressive Congress, APC that it’s leaders in Osun State were caught with Personal Voter’s Card, PVC as “ a badly thought out fake news”.
The Party said this in a Press release issued by Olawale Rasheed, the Director of Media and Publicity of the Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation.
While calling the allegations “outlandish for anybody to attribute PDP’s victory in the last poll to rigging”, it equally accused the APC of launching a systematic clampdown on PDP leaders ”as well as arresting some of the top leaders to “prevent them from “mobilising for Thursday’s rerun.”
“This is especially so”, the release went on, “as Osun APC is today stalling the realisation of the people’s will which is rather condemnable” .
Re: ‘Diekola Caught with PVC’
Our attention has been drawn to allegations of card reader manipulation and possession of PVCs levelled against the PDP and her leaders by the APC. We debunk the report as fake news and an attempt to blackmail a winning political party.
The politically sensitive public is aware of the APC’s grand plot and design to rig the last poll through multiple dubious means.The ever vigilant opposition and the mobilised people of Osun state resisted the evil plot to foist another round of pain and suffering on them.
It is therefore outlandish for anybody to attribute PDP’s victory in the last poll to rigging.This is especially so as Osun APC is today stalling the realisation of the people’s will which is rather condemnable .
Alhaji Fatai Diekola and other leaders of the PDP at Osogbo and other parts of the state are at the forefront of the political liberation movement. Worried by the sustained tempo of the people’s revolt, APC launched a systematic clampdown on PDP leaders this morning, arresting top leaders to prevent them from mobilising for Thursday’s re-run. The details are well documented.
It is therefore a badly thought out fake news to accuse Diekola and other pro- people politicians of illegal possession of PVCs. The PDP leader actually busted an APC operation where the party’s operatives were buying up PVCs of voters in Ward 5, Osogbo. For showing up on that street, he was beaten up, arrested and now accused of being in possession of PVCs.
We therefore call for the unconditional release of Alhaji Fatai Diekola,a true leader of the people. We urge security agencies to be impartial in this crucial election. The whole world is watching and our conduct in Osun state is becoming a yardstick for the upcoming general election.
Director, Media & Publicity,
Adeleke Campaign Organisation