The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Mr Soji Adagunodo, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of cloning permanent voter cards to rig Thursday’s gubernatorial rerun election in the state.
Addressing journalists in the state capital Osogbo Tuesday, the PDP chairman asked Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the total number of permanent voters cards collected in all the seven units where the supplementary election will be held.
According to Adagunodo, the cloning of the PVCs was taking place at the Government House Annex, Oke-Fia in Osogbo.
“APC has gone to seven polling units on a massive vote buying, offering money ranging from N50,000 to N100,000 per card.
“Also, 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,” he said.
Adagunodo also lamented the attack on some of his members, including a party chieftain, Fatai Oyedele, also known as Diekola and his aides on Monday by hoodlums suspected to be working for APC.
“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’s members,” Adagunodo said.
“They attacked Alhaji Asafa, Idowu Agbaje and some other prominent members of the party in their homes, at the instance of security operatives this morning just to intimidate our supporters but nothing will stop our victory on Thursday.”
But the APC Director of Information and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, fired back, saying the party was never known for engaging in undemocratic acts.
Oyatomi said if APC had been cloning PVCs and buying votes, it would have won the election on Saturday.