The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being privy to an alleged electoral manipulation in Osun State in the September 27 rerun poll.
The party, in a press statement signed by the Chairman of the party in the state, Hon. Soji Adagunodo and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, accused the President of allegedly saying that the gubernatorial election in the state in 2018 was won “by remote control through different sources”.
They alleged he made the statement while meeting with traditional rulers in the state before a presidential rally on Saturday.
It said such statement “was a confirmation that the President was actively involved in the electoral robbery that took place on the 27th of September, 2018”, adding that “it was shameful that the President of Africa’s most important Nation could make such a reckless endorsement of criminality.
“The PDP, therefore, calls on the Election petition tribunal currently sitting on the matter of the last governorship election in Osun State to take note of the confession made by President Buhari who is the leader of the APC.”
“The PDP also called on Civil society organisations and International observer groups to regard President Buhari’s confession on the Osun electoral robbery with seriousness in view of the various acts of desperation being exhibited by the APC Presidential candidate ahead of next month’s general election”, the statement added.