The former Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Shamusudeen Abiodun Olaleye, has described the revelation by former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Olatunde Obanikoro that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in the state, Chief Olabode George, employed the SURE-P cadets to rig him (Obanikoro) out of the PDP’s governorship primaries as a ‘true confession’.
Olaleye also stated that the revelation has vindicated the earlier belief of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state that George and other PDP leaders have sinister motive for establishing the SURE-P cadets other than traffic monitoring.
“We have always said this. These people in black are being trained to commit electoral fraud. Now the truth is out. It is a true confession from no other person than Obanikoro. God has exposed them. At least, Obanikoro is a PDP member and he was the first victim of the sinister plot,” the ex-council boss said.
According to Olaleye, “when these people in black started parading the streets of Lagos, we raised the alarm but they said we were crying wolf where there is none, now we have been vindicated by Obanikoro’s true confession”.
The former council boss however urged leadership and members of the APC in the state to be on their guard before, during and after the coming general elections.
“We are aware of their plans but this true confession should also serve as a reminder that we should not only be more vigilant but we should also beam our searchlight on the SURE-P cadets and monitor their activities closely. These people in black have evil intention and we must not allow them to succeed,” Olaleye said.
Senator Obanikoro last week was quoted as saying that Bode George and ex-Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, employed the use of the SURE-P cadets to rig the governorship primaries of the PDP in Lagos State to favour Jimi Agbaje.
During the primaries, a total of 806 delegates were accredited but at the end of the day, 866 people voted during the primaries.
Obanikoro stated that it was the SURE-P cadets who made up the additional voters during the primaries.