Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara have led other PDP members to INEC headquarters to protest the outcome of the 2018 governorship election in Osun State.
The two leading lawmakers in Nigeria, and of the PDP were frontliner at the protest as they revealed their displeasure with the electoral body and the APC.
National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus said the APC is not ready for the 2019 elections, adding that President Buhari will not hand over if he loses the election.
The Osun governorship election saw Gboyega Oyetola of the APC vie against PDP’s Ademola Adeleke in the election that ended in a rerun.
Adeleke had led with 353 votes but was not announced winner because the number of canceled votes, 3,498, exceeded the difference between the two leading parties.
The rerun election held saw Oyetola beat Adeleke and was announced the winner of the election afterward.
Secondus stated that the APC must be democratic in their ways and ensure every political party in the country has a level playing ground. He accused security agencies of complicity in the alleged election rigging in Osun and reminded them that they swore to protect every Nigerian including political parties, other than the ruling party.
“The right of the citizens to come out and vote has been trampled upon. The entire state, wards, and units have been seized by security agencies acting on behalf of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to make sure the election is rigged by all means,” Secondus said while addressing journalists.
“We want to remind our security chiefs that they swore to defend Nigeria and defend and protect our parties.
“Nigeria is a multi-party state, a multi-party nation but what we have witnessed in Osun shows clearly that APC is not ready for an election and we are afraid that Buhari will not hand over if he loses the election next year.”