Ahead of the September, 22 governorship election in Osun State, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), in Osun State on Tuesday raised the alarm of a purported plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allegedly hand over the over 400,000 uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Also, the conference added that information presented at its disposal has revealed that there are plans by the commission to engage the services of fake members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) for the Osun governorship polls.
CNPP raised the alarm in a Press Release issued by the conference on the alleged plans by the electoral commission to thwart the will of the people in the Osun State governorship election on September 22 this month.
According to CNPP, it has uncovered an alleged fresh clandestine plot by INEC to ensure that all the uncollected PVCs in Osun State were made available for the APC and their Lagos cronies already in some parts of the state to vote during the governorship election.
“We are using this medium to alert the public, especially the good people of Osun State to an alleged plot by the ruling APC and the INEC to perpetrate undemocratic act by planning to hand over the over 400,000 unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards to Osun APC and its Lagos allies with the intention to distribute the said Voters Cards to their ‘agents from Lagos to vote’ in various polling units across Osun State, it said.
CNPP emphasized that the alleged plot by the INEC is capable of frustrating all efforts by the people of Osun state and the stakeholders towards having a free, fair, credible and violent free election in the state come September, 22.
“It is unfortunate that as all hands are on deck towards having a free, fair, credible, violent free and generally acceptable governorship election in our dear Osun State on September, 22, this year, which is now a few days away the umpire body could be thinking of an alleged move to thwart the expectations of the people of Osun State in having a successful poll. We are hereby tasking all the people of Osun and the concerned stakeholders to call on the INEC to stay away from any act capable of having negative effect on the election.”
On the alleged plans to engage the services of fake NYSC members as polling officers, CNPP cautioned INEC and those planning such evil to have a rethink as the people of Osun State would stand against any act of electoral fraud and malpractice before, during and after the September, 22 governorship election in and across Osun State.
In view of the alleged plans, we are urging the security agencies and the good people of Osun state to be vigilant and nip in the bud the alleged plot by the INEC and the APC at diverting the over 400,000 uncollected PVCs for an unholy and undemocratic means.
Conference of Nigeria Political Parties,
(CNPP) , Osun State.