The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State on Wednesday alleged that the official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have concluded plans with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the forthcoming state governorship election.
Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, the Publicity Secretary of the Party in the State made the accusation on a statement issued to journalists in Akure.
Adesanya alleged two principal officers of the Commission of conniving with the faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Clement Faboyede to perpetrate fraud in the forthcoming poll.
He disclosed that the two officers are the -Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Segun Agbaje and the Commission’s Administrative Secretary, Alhaji Kabir Omosanya.
He alleged that the duo have been engaging in a secret deals with some loyalists of Governor Olusegun Mimiko to rig the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
“There is obviously something fundamentally wrong with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo state which needs to be investigated by the security agencies before the November 26th 2016 governorship election.
“Unarguably, the INEC ought to be an unbiased umpire in any electoral process as entrench in the law of establishment but sadly the case is a reversal in Ondo State.
“We are not comfortable with the unholy relationship between the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, (REC), Mr. Segun Agbaje, and the Administrative Secretary, Alhaji Kabir Omosanya, who have been having romance with a faction of Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Ondo State led its embattled Chairman, Clement Faboyede.
“Specifically, Alhaji Kabir Omosanya has always been having secret dealings with Mr. Faboyede who is a key loyalist of the embattled Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State.
“Although, this is no longer a news to the good people of the state, as they have seen INEC in Ondo State, under Agbaje and Omosanya as an extension of PDP and Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s office”.
Adesanya called on the two main security agencies in the country-Police and DSS, to investigate thoroughly the activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
“However, as a political Party, we seems to have lost confidence in the ability of these two main principal officers of INEC to organize and create a conducive atmosphere for a free and fair election in the state due to their past records.
“One of such records is the poor and inconclusive bye-election of the Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency in 2010 and the atrocities perpetrated in the 2015 shoddy House of Assembly General elections in the state.
“Therefore, we as a political party urge the National body of the Commission to do the needful by calling its officers in Ondo state to order and to avoid playing partisan politics as the residents of the state prepares for the governorship election in November”
“And further called on the DSS and Police to thoroughly investigate Segun Agbaje and mostly Kabir Omosanya for fraud, corruption, partisanship and unprofessional conduct” the statement reads.