By Daniel Domotimi in Osogbo
The All Progressives Congress APC has denied rumors making the rounds that the party have withdrawn from the upcoming September 27th, 2018 re-run Governorship polls, which will commence in Osogbo, Orolu, Ife South and Ife North areas of Osun State.
This was contained in a statement signed by Dayo Fasola, the media aide to the APC Candidate, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola who accused the Candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Ademola Adeleketo have been involved in massive vote buying, threats, intimidation of APC supporters and subversion of the will of Osun people.
Fasola also vowed that the APC will not indulge in financial inducement, as the mandate of the People of Osun State, remained the mandate of peace and development which the APC portends.
Our attention has been drawn to a Statement alleging our Candidate Mr. Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola's withdrawal from the upcoming September 27th election. There is nothing more further from the truth.
We are in the race and we are in it to win. The rape of our democracy by the PDP with massive vote buying, threats and intimidation of our supporters in bid to subvert the will of the people would fail woefully. '
'We urge members of the Public to disregard in it's entirety the claim of friction between our governor Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola and the APC candidate Mr. Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola over alleged refusal to participate in vote buying'
Few days ago, Mr. Ojioba Jodi, Chairman of the Osun State People's Democratic Party, PDP had made the position of the party known in a press conference, Osogbo the Osun State capital, that the party will resist any form of intimidation from INEC and security Personnel.
Our Correspondent Daniel Domotimi report that the PDP had insisted that they be declared winners of the gubernatorial polls, in line with section 172 subsection 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC had however maintained that it's action was in line with the electoral guidelines.