- The two leading parties in the Osun state gubernatorial election, PDP and APC, have accused each other of electoral malpractice
- The PDP alleges that INEC is selling uncollected PVCs to APC at the rate of N3,000 per one
- The APC has accused the opposition of cloning PVCs ahead of the rerun election
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accused each other of cloning permanent voter's cards.
Premium Times reports that the allegations were made by both parties in separate statements on Tuesday, September 25.
NAIJ.com gathers that the APC was accused by the PDP chairman in Osun state, Soji Adagunodo, of cloning PVCs at the Government House in order to rig election at the polling units where the supplementary election will take place on Thursday, September 27.
Adagunodo said in a statement: “APC has gone to seven polling units on massive vote-buying ranging from the sum of N50,000 to N100,000 per card. INEC is now selling uncollected PVCs to APC at the rate of N3,000 per one which will give them room to rig the election.
“Just to ensure that we don’t win the supplementary election slated for Thursday, APC government has connived with the security operatives to launch attack on some of the party members.
“They attacked Alh. Asafa, Idowu Agbaje and some other prominent members of the party at their homes by security operatives and the APC thugs this morning just to intimidate our supporters but nothing will stop our victory on Thursday."
In its own allegation, the APC said in a statement by the acting publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, that it received fresh reports from its field agents on the “ongoing cloning of PVCs by PDP agents”.
The statement read: “We view this development as bizarre and a sign of the desperation of the PDP to takeover Osun state by all illegal means.
“While we call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently investigate the development and promptly arrest persons behind the cloning, we strongly advise INEC to ensure that its voters register is not tampered with.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in the September 22 governorship election in Osun state, Chief Iyiola Omisore, agreed to work with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the rerun election scheduled for Thursday, September 27.
The deal was sealed after a meeting between Chief Omisore and an APC powerful delegation team led by its national chairman, Comarade Adams Oshiomhole in Osogbo early Wednesday, September 26.
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