INEC, APC are piloting to import people for Osun Re-run – CUPP warn Nigerians
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has uncovered an alleged plot by the All Progressive Congress (APC) in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to import thugs and voters from other South West State for Thursday governorship re-run in Osun.
In a statement by the spokesperson of the group, Ikenga Ugochinyere on Monday, the group noted that INEC has refused to release the official list of people who have collected PVC’s at the 7 polling units where the re-run election will be held.
They noted that according to their research, less than 1000 registered voters have collected PVC’s out of the 3,498 registered voters in the 7 polling units. CUPP also revealed that INEC senior officer from the South West has handed over the uncollected PVC’s to a top government official for subsequent distributions to thugs and voters from outside Osun in order to manipulate the Thursday’s rerun
The statement reads:
“The attention of the CUPP has been drawn to credible intelligence showing a new conspiracy by some national officers of INEC to tamper and manipulate the Osun guber rerun with the ongoing release of uncollected PVC to the desperate APC government in Osun to use imported voters to vote at the rerun.
“We wish to alert the public that INEC in furtherance of this move being coordinated by an INEC senior officer from South West has refused to release the official list of people who have collected PVC’s at the 7 polling units where election is to be held. We have it on good authority that less than 1000 registered voters have collected PVC’s out of the 3,498.
“This means that less than 1000 persons are to participate in the actual voting. We demand that INEC immediately release this list. The delay is a calculated plot to announce a fictitious figure of uncollected PVC to enable APC use those PVC to share to thugs imported from Lagos into Osun.
“The plot includes a move to use incidence form to vote knowing that the fingerprints of those with the hijacked uncollected PVC can’t be read by the Smart Card Reader.
“We wish to call on Yakubu Mahmood to take charge of what is left of INEC and avoid some desperate APC compromised officers from igniting a huge crisis like the wild wild west that will lead to collapse of our constitutional governance,” the statement read.
“Indeed the votes of Osun people will count. The National Secretariat of the CUPP will for the first time practically show the strength of the coalition by moving in massively to Osun to rally candidates and supporters of all political parties in the coalition to massively vote for Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP to emerge as the governor of Osun State on Thursday.
“The APC cannot be allowed in its trademark style to steal another victory from the Nigerian people. Their days are numbered; they know it and their desperation cannot stop it. On Thursday, INEC will have no options but to declare the PDP candidate, a member of this coalition as the duly elected governor of Osun State.
“We call on the Commission not to succumb to the shenanigans of the APC as the good people of Osun will protect their votes, their future and their destiny on Thursday. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Chairman APP Spokesman CUPP.”