The leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to protest the outcome of the recently concluded Osun governorship elections where the APC candidate Oyetola was declared winner.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker House of Reps Yakubu Dogara, party chairman Uche Secondus, former Kano state Governor, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso led several other presidential aspirants and party bigwigs on a protest march on INEC Headquarters.
The protesters accuse INEC of being a part of the ruling APC and demanded the declaration of the PDP candidate in the Osun elections, Ademola Adeleke winner of the contest.
Secondus, speaking on behalf of the party, denounced the conduct of the Osun polls. “Nigeria is a multi-party state, a multi-party nation but what we have witnessed in Osun shows clearly that APC is not ready for election and we are afraid that Buhari will not hand over if he loses the election next year”, he said.
“The right of the citizens to come out and vote has been trampled upon. The entire state, wards and units have been seized by security agencies acting on behalf of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to make sure the election is rigged by all means,” he said.
The People Democratic Party holds its presidential primaries in Port Harcourt on Saturday.