The Chairman of the Osun State All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Gboyega Famodun has raised the alarm over an alleged electoral manipulation in the forthcoming governorship election slated for September 22, by an act of compromising the electronic card reading machines.
The party said some people have perfected plans to make room for the usage of PVC without the card reader uploading photograph to identify owners.
The Chairman disclosed this on Tuesday at a press conference in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
According to Famodun,” This rigging technique had been used successfully during the last Osun West Senatorial bye-election, which resulted in the PDP having more votes than it would have had legitimately.
“These electoral criminals are conniving with Corps members in charge of the devices during the accreditation process.
“Encouraged by their success during the last senatorial bye-election in the Osun West senatorial district, the criminal riggers now plan to extend their operation throughout the state on Saturday during the governorship election.
“As a result of this, the APC is urging INEC to allow party agents scrutinise the verification process in order to confirm the PVC holder’s image on the card reader.
“We are also urging security agencies to be on alert and get themselves involved in the process so that the youth corps members who will be used to perform this fraud during verification will be under strict observation.”