We call atention of the public and election stakeholders to the creation of illegal clandestine polling units in several parts of Osun state by the Independent National Electoral Commission in connivance with the All Progressive Congress (APC).The units are known only to the APC and largely concealed from the opposition parties.
We have discovered several of such illegal,rigging focussed voting units at Ila Orangun,Ilesa,Iwo and Osogboland. The said centers with between 6000 to 10,000 voters” register have been supplied with all neccesary voting materials and equipment.The goal is to ensure that fake votes from such centers are added to the mainstream votes to give an edge to the APC.
We gathered too that the technical rigging through fake centres originated from INEC national headquarters with the state office compelled to play along.We note with anger that the practice is widespread and has already undermined the integrity of the electoral process even before it takes off.
We consequently demand that the electoral commission discontinued the planned operations of the fake centers .We seek with all sense of urgency the intervention of critical stakeholders before it is too late .We warn that we will insist that only polling units contained in the list submitted by INEC to the political parties will be acceptable to us,both for the purpose of voting and collation.
Our party agents and returning officers are hereby directed to remain extra-vigilant and insist only on the recognition of official list of polling centres.Our party and candidate will not accept rigged votes from illegal units.
The international and local observers are hereby notified of this perfected rigging plots.All democratic forces at home and abroad are alerted of this impending rape of democracy.All lovers of this nascent democracy are informed of a concluded plot to thwart the will of the people.
We equally call the attention of the Presidency and remnants of democractic forces within the ruling party to this grave rape of electoral process.We will not accept illegality designed by political forces already desperately rejected by the people.
INEC at state and national level can still redeem itself .Osun people will not smile at agents of slave holders who are intent on further imprisonment and torturing of our people.
Akogun Lere Oyewumi,
Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation