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Amosun, Isiaka trade words over plots to rig poll

Posted: Apr 7, 2015 at 9:47 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Laide Raheem / Special correspondent, Abeokuta


The Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka Campaign Organisation (GNICO) on Monday accused All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun of clandestine plans to rig Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly polls.

This accusation was made by the Director of Media and Publicity of GNICO Comrade Ifekayode Akinbode while briefing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

He further alleged that Ogun state governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun has purchased many of the uncollected PVCs from INEC for underhand use of the APC while the government has concluded arrangements to recruit young APC supporters that will be clothed and serve as youth corps members for the election.

Akinbode added that “the grand plot is to give the purchased PVCs to members of APC and then push them to polling units where the impostor corps members are posted. This way, the cards will not be verified since everyone knows the plot. At such locations, huge votes will be returned for the APC to the detriment of the PDP and the unsuspecting voters”.

“A good pointer that lent credence to our submission was the recent discovery of hundreds of PVCs with one Mr. Saubana Adekunbi, who is an elder brother to the Speaker of the Ogun  State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraj Adekunbi. This to all intent and purpose is a clear confirmation of the plot”.

The GNICO Director of Media and Publicity also said that the incumbent governor in the state has orchestrated plans to disenfranchise a lot of civil servants in the state and block access to PVCS by the workers especially in areas where they are located.

“They have also concluded plans to disrupt the electoral process with thugs and some commercial drivers loyal to Alhaji Akeem Adeosun (aka Jango) who is the chairman of a faction of one of the transport unions in Ogun state.

“We call on Professor Attahiru Jega and INEC to be very careful in its conduct of Saturday’s election. The will of the majority must be respected. INEC must place great watch on the Electoral Officers (EOs) of the five local government areas of Ogun west senatorial district; whose conducts in the presidential election was less than honourable”. Akinbode said.

In a swift reaction to the allegations, the Deputy Director General of Senator Ibikunle Amosun Campaign Organisation (SIACO) Chief Bisi Adegbuyi described the allegations as outlandish, full of lies and spurious.

“The truth of the matter is that they are scared to their pants. The good people of Nigeria have spoken and they know that we are going to replicate that in Ogun State. Therefore, it is not surprising and it should be expected that a drowning man would hold on to any straw. Let them come and face us at the polls and we are going to trounce them.