The Osun State chapter of the All Progressive Party (APC) on Thursday, 7th August, 2014, disclosed that it has it on good authority that some youth corps members have been given instructions by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on how to perfect rigging in the Saturday election to favour the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
The APC in a statement signed by the party Chairman and the Publicity Secretary: Elder Adelowo Adebiyi and Kunle Oyatomi respectively, said a meeting at Ayedaade Grammar School in Ikire had corps member that will serve in Ikire Federal Constituency tutored on how to handle the ballot papers to favour rigging.
The party stressed that corps members were instructed to fold all ballot papers vertically before they are handed over to eligible voters.
APC also added that it gathered on good authority that INEC ad hoc staff have also been instructed to, on the day of election, mount a barricade round their tables.
The statement revealed that the instruction that the operational tables of the INEC officials should be cordoned off and fenced from the people will afford people coming with cloned voters cards the opportunity to vote.
According to the APC, “We have been informed of the meeting that was conducted in Ayedaade Grammar School on how youth corps members should fold ballot papers vertically before they give them to voters, and when they asked for the reason for that, they were told that it is because of the ink.
“This has confirmed that there is something wrong with the ballot paper they are using. Why will they be doing that? Why should you not allow the party agents to sit with INEC staff so that they can see what is going on there.
“PDP has perfected their strategy to rig in 1,195 units spreading across 155 wards, they have identified where they are going to do this with about 406,116 votes.
“Their plan is also to make sure that there is not going to be problems during accreditation and voting, it will be during sorting and counting that they will create crises so that the men of the Department of State Service (DSS) who are in possession of the already thumb printed ballot papers will use the opportunity to seal the deal”.the APC revealed.
The party also added that the PDP has finally found in the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Bamitale Omole to announce at all cost Iyiola Omisore as the winner of the election with a promise of rewarding him with a cash prize of one billion naira.
APC also pointed out that DSS men who are able to perfect their plans at units and ward level have been promised to be compensated adequately.