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Ignore PDP, Gear Up For Rerun, APC Charges Osun Voters

The All Progressives Congress Campaign Council for the Osun State Governorship Election has urged the party’s members in the areas where the state’s election rerun will

be held on Thursday to ignore the ranting of the PDP and turn out en

masse to vote for the ruling party.

 

In a statement in Abuja by the Chairman of the Council’s Media

Committee, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Council said the threat by the PDP

to challenge, in court, INEC’s declaration of last

Saturday’s election as inconclusive is nothing but sheer bravado,

especially as the opposition party is afraid of losing the rerun.

 

It said the PDP may also have contrived the court threat as a way of

distracting the APC and its members ahead of the rerun, calling that

distraction strategy dead on arrival.

 

”The PDP knows that the so-called court challenge which it has

threatened to mount will not fly, especially because the highest court

in the land has already pronounced on the issue of whether or not INEC

has the powers to declare an election inconclusive

 

”The PDP is not unaware of the pronouncement of the Supreme Court in

the case of James Abiodun Faleke Vs INEC and others, that  INEC has

the duty of conducting elections and that, besides the constitutional

provisions, it is guided by the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and

the Election Guidelines and Manual issued for its officials in

accordance with the Act,” the Council said.

 

It said that since the PDP had boasted that its candidate will win if

the Osun Governorship Election is conducted over and over again, the

party should stop being jittery and put its money where its mouth is

by willingly participating in the rerun.

 

The Council said, however, that if the PDP chooses to boycott

Thursday’s rerun out of fear, the party’s right to do so will be

respected.

 

”The PDP, after its failed mission to win Saturday’s election at all

cost, is shopping for an illegal shortcut to victory by threatening a

court action over an issue that has been settled. It’s a sheer waste

of time. Let the PDP drop its pretension and get ready to be defeated

in Thursday’s rerun. Alternatively, it can withdraw to save face,”

the Council said.

 

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