Thursday, 28 August 2014
Happening: Omisore Heads To Tribunal.
Almost three weeks after the governorship election in Osun State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the polls, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has announced that he would file a petition before the state elections tribunal in Osogbo, the state capital.
Senator Omisore, who rejected the results of the election held on 9 August, 2014, alleged that there were massive irregularities and monumental fraud perpetrated by the winner of the polls, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to a statement signed by the former deputy governor of Osun, Omisore said after a comprehensive review of the processes leading to the outcome of the election in Osun State, he is convinced that there were massive irregularities and monumental fraud perpetrated by Aregbesola and the APC in the state.
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“We have decided to challenge this brazen attempt to subvert the wishes of the electorate who came out to support our Rescue Mission Campaign, and gubernatorial candidate of the Osun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the tribunal as provided for by the constitution and electoral laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“In our effort, we are mindful of the massive investment in deceit-driven propaganda unleashed on the citizens of Osun State by the APC.
“This, they hope will distract attention from how electoral heist was perpetrated by the Ogbeni Aregbesola and his colleagues long before the election and the deployment of O-YES cadets as election officers to compromise the valid votes of the people of the state,” the statement read.
He expressed commitment to ensuring that scientific rigging of elections in Osun, and indeed Nigeria was exposed and reversed.
“Our legal team will reveal shocking graphic details of pre-election rigging led by the leadership of the APC who had directed that all its officers relocate to Osun State before the election in addition to the subversive roles these ubiquitous officials played in the election as they compromised some of the INEC officials,” he said.
Omisore said on account of those allegations, and many other damning revelations, he was convinced that the announced outcome of the governorship election in Osun was not a true reflection of the votes cast in the election.