#OsunRerun: ‘Our Supporters Were Shot And Stabbed’ – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed its dissatisfaction towards the conduct of the rerun election held in the state.
The Chairman of the PDP in Osun state, Mr Soji Adagunodo has decried the conduct of the rerun elections in the state describing it as a sham.
Adagunodo said the election witnessed lots of violence and rigging which were carried out by the All Progressives Council (APC) and aided by the security personnel in broad daylight.
He said “Thousands of eligible voters were chased away from their homes in Orolu, Ife North and Ife South Local Government Areas in the early hours of today.
“Scores of our supporters in those local governments were shot and stabbed on their way to polling centres and in the full glare of security men. Hundreds of people holding PVCs from other polling units were accredited and allowed to vote in Osogbo and Ife South Local Governments.
“PDP agent in Olode was axed and abducted at 7am today. Media men and election observers were denied access in several polling units. By the time access was granted to journalists about 11am, ballot boxes had been stuffed by APC agents acting in connivance with INEC officials.”
He further asserted that the PDP will “reject any returns of results from this sham and call on the INEC authorities in Abuja to direct that the so-called supplementary election result collation be put on hold now.
“We equally invite leaders of thought in Nigeria and the International community to rise up now to rescue Nigeria’s democracy from being ruined.
“We equally call on all members and supporters of our party to resist any attempt to foist concocted election results on the people of Osun using all legal means at their disposal.”