The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has thanked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega for his candid revelation about how Osun election was almost rigged by a group of people he did not identify.
The APC gave the commendation through a statement signed by its Director of Media, Publicity, Research and Strategy, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi.
According to the release, Jega, though did not named any individual or party who attempted to rig the election, “however, he made sufficient inference to confirm what we had known all along that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had a master plan to hack into INEC’s database and corrupt the electoral register in order to disenfranchise thousands of voters.
“We made these information public on several occasions, weeks before the election, but few people believed us.
This was the reason they were buying up permanent voter’s cards.
“We had also informed the public that the PDP was planning to abuse and misuse the security personnel to terrorise, arrest and harass APC supporters and leaders before the election.
“Jega has now told us that they even went beyond arresting APC leaders and supporters, they locked up, in their overzealousness, some INEC adhoc workers.
“When we complained about hooded security officials, DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar in a very unprofessional outing, justified the deployment of such hooded security officials who almost killed our National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji LaI Mohamed.
We thanked God that Jega had come out publicly to condemn the deployment and to declare the occurrence unacceptable.
“He even said the INEC will not allow the deployment of hooded security officers in any other election process. We hope Marilyn Ogar is listening”.