The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State said it has uncovered another plan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to under-supply APC strongholds with electoral materials during the 9th August, 2014 governorship election in the state.
According to sources close to both PDP and INEC, insufficient materials will be sent to Ilesha, Osogbo, Ede, Ila, Iwo, Ikirun, Aiyedire LG, Ife North, including Modakeke as well as Egbedore, and Olorunda local government areas believed to be strongholds of APC in the state.
According to a statement signed by Osun APC’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, the idea is to significantly reduce the number of votes of APC and create opportunity for the PDP to boost its numerical edge.
“Already, information at APC’s disposal suggested that INEC’s assurances for a free and fair election, is to create a sense of false security among APC supporters to keep their guards down, while a massive rigging plan is being executed behind the scene.
“Part of the plan which has been on-going in the past weeks is the scheme to prevent APC supporters from receiving their permanent voter’s cards.
“Already, the rumour is rife that PDP and INEC plan a late arrival of materials to critical polling units with the intention to create chaos and possibly prevent voting from taking place,” the party said.
However, APC warned that should any such plan becomes effective, INEC will take full responsibility because there will be absolutely no excuse for such to happen anywhere in Osun.
The party therefore called on INEC to ensure that adequate materials, get to the polling unit early enough before voting starts.