The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday alleged that more than N7.6 billion has been traced to mobilisation of fake voters from Lagos and other APC states to vote in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state.
The party in Lagos also raised alarm that Governor Babatunde Fashola and the other APC governors have been sponsoring the movement of persons to Osun state to cast votes for Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
A statement signed by Publicity Secretary, Gani Taofik, particularly affirmed that the governor of Lagos state, Raji Fashola, has been supporting the campaigns of Aregbesola using the state resources including cash, buses and personnel.
The party also described the pronouncement by the APC leadership that its chieftains should relocate to Osun state as a belated decoy to cover up the exposed plan of the party to storm Osun with fake voters.
The Lagos PDP explained that the movement of such persons are in two categories. First group are contracted to go and merely vote; the second are the Boyz of the “TEAM LAGOS” contracted to cause mayhem during voting in the areas identified as weak APC area. “The TEAM LAGOS is a group of dreaded persons who are sympathetic to Tinubu, Fashola and indeed APC”
The party affirms further that in Lagos state, Fashola has directed that all the 57 Council Chairmen should mobilise in all the 376 wards. He particularly gave additional monies to council areas of Alimisho, Oshodi-Isolo, Ikorodu, Kosofe and Ojo for adequate mobilisation. “A whopping sum of 7.6Billion Naira has been traced to this Project,” the PDP alleged.
The party also alleged that the said movement of persons had been on before the Ramadan fasting. The PDP however cautioned such persons not to fall victims of APC’s ploy to use them compromise the electoral process because the consequences of that will be too grave for them to bear.
“We have investigated and can now confirm that the APC is desperate to retain Osun state. They have been moving persons to Osun state to be used as voters! The modus operandi this time is to mobilise each voter with # 10,000. The Council chairmen are neck deep in this electoral offence, especially the Council Areas of Alimosho, Oshodi-Isolo, Ikorodu, Ojo and Kosofe.