Osogbo - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized the directive of the All Progressives Congress that its members arrive and remain in Osun State until after the August 9 governorship election in the state.
PDP in a statement by its spokesperson, Olisa Metuh termed the directive as an assault on democracy and one only targeted at intimidating the electorate and preventing them from voting the candidate of their choice.
“The directive is in furtherance of APC’s two-pronged plot to move in billions of naira to induce voters as well as smuggle in thousands of armed thugs from other APC states to cause mayhem and disrupt the process in the face of defeat,” he said.
“Having realized that the people are now with the PDP, a desperate APC is doing everything to cause confusion, intimidate the people and prevent them from expressing their wishes and aspirations in a free election,” he added.
Metuh said Osun State remained a PDP state and no amount of intimidation would make the people cast their votes elsewhere.
“No amount of intimidation and inducement will deter the people of Osun state from pushing through their resolve to end the APC reign of impunity on August 9.
Indeed, never in history has good been defeated by evil,” PDP said.
“Nigerians are aware that the APC never won election in Osun state but is merely enjoying a mandate stolen from the PDP through the court, ' he added
The party however, called on the people of Osun state to remain vigilant against what it terms “subversion of their collective will at the polls.”
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