Senator Ademola Adeleke, the newly elected governor of Osun State, has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission from tampering with the voting equipment used in the Osun State governorship election on July 16 in an effort to support the All Progressives Congress.
Adeleke said that there were rumours that the APC leadership was working with INEC to tamper with some election documents that would be used against his win at the Election Petition Tribunal in a press statement signed by Prince Diran Odeyemi, the head of his media management team.
According to the statement, certain APC leaders had been circling the Commission’s local government offices in order to communicate with INEC personnel who would tamper with various electoral materials maintained in their care.
Adeleke requested that Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, instruct the commission’s Osun officers to provide all election-related materials to the state headquarters.
According to the allegation, the All Progressive Congress (APC) leadership is allegedly working with INEC to tamper with various electoral documents that might be used to undermine the election of the governor-elect in their purported planned brief before the Election Petition Tribunal.
“Some APC leaders have been roaming about the LGOs of the Commission to communicate with the INEC staff in order to tamper with some of the electoral materials under their care.
Senator Adeleke requested that Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, summon his staff members in Osun State to order in order to stop them from doing the heinous conduct.
Kola Olabisi, the media adviser to Osun APC chairman, responded by challenging Adeleke and the PDP to provide evidence to support their claims against the APC.
They claimed to have won the election, yet they continued to express fear, he said. This implies that they have a skeleton in their closet. All they do is rant. They need to cease yelling or provide evidence for their claim. The’s shadow makes them nervous.