The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated All Progressives Congress (APC) over what the party called “needless attack” on ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over his comment on the last Osun governorship election.
The PDP, in a statement by Prince Diran Odeyemi, its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, said Obasanjo did not say anything new about Osun governorship election, adding that all that transpired, especially during the September 27 Rerun Election was already in public domain.
He commended Chief Obasanjo for standing by the truth and for not joining multitude to perpetrate evil, even at the risk of his life since APC has not hidden its resolve to kill or blackmail anyone that align by the truth.
The PDP reminded APC and its handlers that far beyond what Obasanjo said in its statement, NBA monitors and several international and local observers in their reports all gave vivid details of how INEC colluded with the ruling party to rig Osun poll.
The statement reads, “the statement by APC and an aide to Ogbeni Aregbesola, in reaction to what our respected former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said on the last Osun governorship election should not have ordinarily attracted such an outburst from those that stole the collective mandate of Osun people during the last election.
“The world knows APC colluded with INEC to rig the last Osun poll. Reports by election observers exposed all their atrocities. Why the attack on the elder statement that observed Nigeria was heading towards a precipice under the Buhari and cried out?
“We advise APC, President Buhari and INEC to see the warning signs and back down on their plans to rig the general elections as done during Osun governorship poll. We also call for end of attacks on Chief Obasanjo, who has remained the conscience of our nation by the enemies of democracy.”