Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called for cancellation of the Osun governorship rerun election.
CUPP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikenga Ugochinyere expressed worry at the role played by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies during the election.
“INEC has finally confirmed the speculation that it was indeed a conspirator in the denial of the mandate of Osun people freely given to Senator Ademola Adeleke.
“Nobody is in doubt anymore that the shenanigans of INEC during the collation and declaration of result was for a purpose.
“The deduction of votes from Senator Adeleke, the fictitious adding of votes for Alhaji Oyetola and suspicious declaration of an election adjudged by all INEC accredited observers as the freest and fairest in recent times as inconclusive due to disruptions is akin to INEC discrediting its own process just to please the APC,” the statement added.
It accused INEC and security agencies of working for the All Progressive Congress (APC).
CUPP noted that the same INEC that cancelled results of some polling units due to disruption, now kept silent as security allegedly aid vote-stealing by APC.
“For the very first time in Nigeria electoral history, accredited journalists and observers were manhandled, stopped from accessing voting areas.
“Security forces watched helplessly while APC thugs molested and intimidated voters, dispossessed them of their permanent voters card and abducted accredited agents of the opposition,” CUPP stated.
It described the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as a threat to the nation’s democracy and called for his resignation.
“We had expected the INEC Chairman to rise above this madness, alas, he has only shown he is unashamedly one of them.
“INEC should cancel this sham, this charade, this contraption it conducted in Osun today if they ever want the Nigerian electorate to take them serious.
“Nigerians now know what President Buhari is planning for the country and we shall be ready to resist his anti-democratic forces.
“We will resist any move to try this naked dance of shame against our people.