The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claims there’s an existing plan by the governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, to deploy 15,000 persons to Kogi State, to take part in the governorship election, for the benefit of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement released on Thursday, party’s spokesperson, Diran Odeyemi, said the plot was to use voters from Osun State who are APC members to vote for APC candidate, Abubakar Audu in Saturday’s election.
He alleged that 15,000 APC members from Osun State have been mobilized and would be deployed to the different local government areas in the state, especially areas where Abubakar is more prominent.
The opposition party therefore, called on the Police and Department of State Security, to take up the matter, and do the needful.
“We want the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Solomon Arase and the Director General of the Department of the State Security, DSS, Mr Kifasi to immediately act on this information and prevent the move by Osun governor to storm Kogi with APC members from Osun.”
“We want to recall the arrest of some APC members from Osun state led by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Aregbesola on Inter Governmental Affairs, Mr. Waheed Lawal, on the eve of the 2014 Anambra state governorship poll by the eagle-eyed men of DSS in Imo state enroute Anambra state.
“It should not also be forgotten the role played by Aregbesola in the failed efforts to unseat Governor Segun Mimiko in 2002 Ondo governorship poll and his financial efforts to return Dr. Kayode Fayemi to office as Ekiti state governor for another term last year June.”