The Oasis Reporters
September 23, 2018
With the ongoing collation of the electoral results in Saturday’s gubernatorial election, the Campaign Organization of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke has accused the ruling All Progressive Party, APC and the outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola of tampering with the results from Oshogbo Wards 4 and 5, said to have the highest voting population.
They also allege that the “electoral commission has however refused to release the results due to pressure from” Gov. Aregbesola and the APC which they believe they have won convincingly.
Voting was concluded yesterday evening with Adeleke voting at his hometown of Ede at 8.00 am while his main opponent, Oyetola voted in his hometown of Iragbiji.
Full results are expected before tomorrow, Monday, with all things being equal.
“APC, Aregbesola Tampering with Osogbo Results -Adeleke Campaigns
Following our recent alarm against the manipulation of Osun results, we again alert the public of an ongoing plot to change the results of Osogbo Wards 4 and 5 which are already won by the PDP.
Both wards have the highest voting figures in Osogbo local government and results from our party agents showed that PDP has won in those wards.
The electoral commission has however refused to release the results due to pressure from the state governor and the ruling party.
Similar developments took place at Esa Oke until the youth of the area resisted the manipulation plots. We warn against pushing our people to resort to self help.
As results are being collated across the state, we demand utmost fair play and transparency from the electoral body. We are watching and monitoring closely. Under no circumstance should the collation process be manipulated.
Our agents and leaders are on their toes armed with relevant results and forms. The will of the people must be respected.We task INEC and security agencies to obey the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari who had ordered that the Osun electoral process should never be manipulated by federal or any related agencies.
We call on local and international observers to take note of the ongoing process and assist the people of Osun state to realise the supremacy of their electoral will.
Our people should also be ever vigilant to protect their votes and their aspirations for better life.