PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus rejects rerun results.
Alleges reports of voters intimidation and thuggery.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, spoke at an emergency meeting after the meeting of members of the PDP National Working Committee.
He explained that Osun State was siege and the rights of the citizens were trampled upon by security agents who were in cahoots with the All Progressive Alliance (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He expressed concern that if what took place in Osun State was what would take place in 2019, then the future of Nigeria’s democracy “is bleak and the nation sliding into crisis.”
He said, “What we have witnessed in Osun shows clearly that the All Progressives Congress is not ready for an election and we are afraid that President Muhammadu Buhari will not hand over if he loses the election next year.
“Today, we are all aware of the rerun election in Osun State as we address the press conference. We, the members of the National Working Committee, have reviewed what has happened from the distribution of materials to the actual voting in some of the units and wards.
“We found that Osun is under siege. Therefore, today is a black day for Nigeria.
“We would think that it is a state or some units, but if you look at what has transpired so far from Ekiti to Osun State, Nigerians are groaning in pains especially the Osun people.
“The right of the citizens to be able to come out and vote had been trampled upon and the entire state and the wards and units have been seized by the security agencies who were acting on behalf of the APC to make sure the election is rigged by all means.
“We are sad that if this is what is going to take place in 2019, then the future of Nigeria’s democracy is bleak and we are sliding into crisis”.
He implored the electoral body to nullify the elections in all the units where security agencies seized the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) of PDP members and other residents.