The Dr Ademola Adeleke Campaign group has warned the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) not to toy with the idea of declaring the Osun state gubernatorial election held yesterday inconclusive.
There have been what observers tagged ” unnecessary delay” in INEC declaring the result of the election.
In a statement issued by the group’ s Media Director, Olawale Rasheed and made available to The page on Sunday, the group said its attention has been drawn to reports of an alleged plan to declare the Osun governorship election inconclusive as a plot to order a re-run and thus appealed to INEC “to toe the path of honour and constitutionality by declaring the rightful candidate with required votes and spread ,Ademola Adeleke, the winner of this hotly contested polls.”
The group said it notes with” high sense of responsibility the intense pressure surrounding Osun election from the beginning.
” There are times however when one must stands with the people and the law by doing the right thing without fear of favour.
“Now is the time for INEC to align with Osun people and resist pressure and intimidation to tamper with the will of the people.
“Osun people are expectant of a liberation day which is today when their yearnings to be free will be fulfilled. Delaying the announcement of the results or doctoring the outcome is an invitation to people’s anger and wrath.
We urge people of goodwill locally and internationally to prevail on the APC and her chieftains to concede defeat. Our democracy is too stressed up to be subjected to another daylight electoral robbery.
“We reject plan and plot for re-run;a winner has clearly emerged. To INEC chiefs,time is now to announce Senator Nurudeen Ademola as the winner of this historic election.” the statement read in part.