The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has faulted the directive by the All Progressive Congress APC, to its officials across the country to relocate to and remain in Osun state until after the August 9 election, describing it as a brazen assault on democracy tailored to intimidate the electorate and prevent them from freely voting the candidate of their choice.
In a statement by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, on Monday, the party said “the directive is in furtherance of APC’s two-pronged plot to move in billions of Naira to induce voters as well as smuggle in thousands of armed thugs from other APC states to cause mayhem and disrupt the process in the face of defeat.”The PDP pointed out that in seeking to import mercenaries from other states, the APC has exposed the fact that it lacked genuine followership in Osun state adding that such explains the reason it has remained distraught by the massive support being enjoyed by the PDP.
“Having realized that the people are now with the PDP, a desperate APC is doing everything to cause confusion, intimidate the people and prevent them from expressing their wishes and aspirations in a free election.
“However, we wish to inform the APC that they will be disgraced as no amount of intimidation and inducement will deter the people of Osun state from pushing through their resolve to end the APC reign of impunity on August 9. Indeed, never in history has good been defeated by evil”, the party said.
The statement also described as laughable, APC’s allegation that the PDP seeks to reap where it did not sow. Noting that Osun remains a core PDP state, the party said “Nigerians are aware that the APC never won election in Osun state but is merely enjoying a mandate stolen from the PDP through the court.”
The PDP called on the people of Osun state to remain calm and vigilant while charging them to resist any attempt by the enemies of their state to subvert their collective will at the polls.
The party also called on Nigerians to note the developments and hold the APC responsible should there be any break down of law and order in Osun state.