Registration Of Illegal Observers: Don’t Cause Trouble in Ekiti, Osun – PDP Cautions INEC  


BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that following the secret registration of 4,000 All Progressives Congress (APC) members as independent observers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for the July 14 and September 22 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states respectively, its has placed its structures across all the electoral wards in Ekiti and Osun states at alert.
This is just as it vowed that it would not allow anybody to use any means whatsoever to manipulate the electoral process.
This was contained in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan in which the opposition party charged the INEC Chairman to immediately douse the tension by instantly withdrawing the illegal observers and constituting a process of selecting new and genuine observers with full participation of all major stakeholders, particularly the political parties contesting in the elections.
The PDP warned that anything short of this would be unacceptable and highly and firmly resisted by the people.
The PDP said it issued the warning as a direct caution to the illegal observers to steer clear of Ekiti and Osun states and also to desist from testing the will of the people as they will in no way stomach any attempt by anybody to subvert their will at the polls.

According to the PDP; “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), under Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, is fuelling trouble following its refusal to withdraw the illegal 4000 APC member as Election observers
“The PDP wants INEC to note that the people of Ekiti and Osun states are already aware of plots to use the illegal observers to manipulate the electoral process, endorse irregularities, approve fictitious results and subvert the will of the electorate in favour of the APC, and are ready to resist such.
“INEC, in this design, should not forget that these states are immutable strongholds of the PDP; that the citizens are politically sophisticated and will in no way hesitate to confront, with all energy available in a democracy, any attempt by anybody to sabotage the election.
“It is an incontrovertible fact that the PDP has the largest demography of genuine followership and unprecedented mass appeal across Ekiti State, particularly due to the sterling performance of Governor Ayo Fayose; we also have the most popular candidate in this election and the direction of the political tide is clear to all.”


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