The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the Saturday’s governorship election, Iyiola Omisore, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, was plotting to rig the election.
Omisore disclosed that APC was planning to use the Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets to manipulate the Saturday’s election.
Speaking on Thursday in Osogbo, the state capital, the SDP candidate also alleged that the state government had compromised the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to use the cadets instead of youth corps members.
He said, “Three of the major political parties in Osun state met in the early hours of this morning after we have weighed all the antics, pranks and rigging tendencies of the APC.
“We’ve heard that they are going to rig the elections. They are going to arrest political leaders. They are bringing thugs from Lagos state. At their rally, they said they are going to use federal power to force Osun state people. We reviewed this issue and have come to tell the people to be ready to defend their votes. We are going to ensure that we have free, fair and credible elections. We are ready for the elections.
“The three parties have signed to a protocol of diligence to credible and fair elections. Our agents will be vigilant at polling units. The ruling APC has come to the extent that they want to use OYES cadets as presiding officers, instead of corps members.
“They have been able to manipulate NYSC authorities to use OYES cadets to compromise the election. Our agents will resist such. This government is the most corrupt in Nigeria and lacks fiscal discipline.”