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PDP fears disruption of Osun State poll

05 August 2014, 11:07

Abuja - The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to disrupt this coming weekend's gubernatorial polls in Osun State.

It raised concern at calls by APC to its officials across the country to relocate to and remain in the state until after the August 9 election as a brazen assault on democracy aimed at intimidating the public and prevent them from freely voting the candidate of their choice.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh,  in a statement said, “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.”

The ruling party pointed out that in seeking to import so-called mercenaries from other states, the APC had exposed the fact that it lacked genuine followership in Osun State adding that such explains the reason it has remained distraught by the massive support being enjoyed by the PDP.

“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," PDP stated.

“However, we wish to inform the APC that they will be disgraced as 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,” the party said.

PDP called on the people of Osun State to remain calm and vigilant while charging them to resist any attempts to subvert their collective will at the polls.

The party also called on Nigerians to note the developments and hold the APC responsible should there be any break down of law and order in Osun State.

- CAJ News

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