The All Progressives Congress said on Thursday that it had uncovered the Peoples Democratic Party?s manual for rigging the Saturday?s governorship election in Osun State.
National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, said the manual contained PDP?s ?projected fake results in all the 30 local government areas of the state.?
Oyegun said in the statement that he had at a press conference in Osogbo on Thursday, disclosed that the rigging plans were contained in two documents prepared by the PDP .
He said the the documents are now in the possession of the APC.
He therefore called on the new Inspector-General of Police and other security agents to show to Nigerians that they are truly professional men and women of honour.
The party also urged all Nigerians, particularly the voters in Osun to be ?extra vigilant and ensure that their will is not subverted by this on-rushing brigade of evil?.
He added, ?The first is a ?secret? document marked ?highly confidential? that contains a meticulous outline of plans to rig the election, polling unit by polling unit, using pre-programmed ballot papers already designed and thumb printed with vanishing ink in favor of PDP.
?The second document, entitled ?Task Force: Operation (PDP) takeover of Osun?, lists the actions to be taken at most of the 30 local government areas in the state, including thuggery, snatching of ballot boxes and instigation of violent clashes, the PDP members to coordinate the recommended actions and the APC members to be arrested to pave the way for such actions.
?The ?secret? document further contains the plan to deploy specified numbers of impression ballot papers and vanishing ink in 1,195 polling units across 155 wards in all Local Government Areas of Osun State, in addition to a plan to de-register 47,000 voters, whose Voters Identification Numbers have been illegally acquired so they won?t find their names on the voters register on election day.
?The document also contains the number of pre-allotted votes for each local government to make up the number of 406,116, which the PDP has pre-allotted to itself even before the commencement of voting!?
APC said the PDP had allotted figures to itself as follows: ?Atakumosa East (10,000); Atakumosa West (10,000), Ayedaade (15,000), Ayedire (10,000), Boluwaduro (5,000); Boripe (10,000); Ede North (10,130); Ede South (10,000); Egbedore (10,000); Ejigbo (15,000); Ife Central (35,000); Ifedayo (7,000); Ife East (33,018); Ifelodun (15,000) and Ife North (20,000).
?Others are: Ife South (20,000); Ila (10,000); Ilesa East (10,000); Ilesa West (10,340); Irepodun (10,007); Irewole (20,105); Isokan (10,000); Iwo (15,000); Obokun (10,203); Odo-Otin (10,107); Ola-Oluwa (5,070); Olorunda (15,000); Oriade (10,000); Orolu (7,936 and Osogbo (28,000).?
The party said the elaborate and audacious plan is to be carried out in connivance with key INEC officials from the National headquarters, and those deployed from other states, with the staunch backing of all security agencies deployed for the election, with particularly-mobilised personnel, former militants and masked thugs impersonating security officials under a combined team code named ?Election Task Force??
The statement added, ?The outlined rigging plans explain why the PDP has been boasting repeatedly that it would capture Osun, having successfully executed similar plans in Delta Senatorial, Anambra governorship and Ekiti governorship elections.
?All these point to the fact that PDP?s devilish plans to destroy our nascent democracy would stop at nothing to achieve its aim. We hereby put all stakeholders on red alert. We call on Prof. Attahiru Jega to ensure that his name does not go down in infamy as some others have.?