Home » Elections, Elections 2019, Headlines, Ogun, State News » Isiaka raises the alarm over alleged plans to rig Ogun guber poll

Isiaka raises the alarm over alleged plans to rig Ogun guber poll


Laide Raheem, Abeokuta

The Ogun State governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, has raised the alarm over what he termed “clandestine and well-orchestrated plan” by the opposition political parties in the state, to manipulate the results of the March 2 governorship election.

Isiaka, who declined to mention the parties involved in the alleged plot, disclosed that the “plotters” have perfected four different rigging plans, including unleashing of thugs to precipitate violence in many polling booths and compromise the collation of election results.

The ADC governorship candidate, otherwise known as GNI, rang this alarm bell at a World Press conference held at his campaign office in Abeokuta on Wednesday.

READ ALSO: Tribunal: Fayemi’s victory signal progress, devt. for Ekiti – APC NASS candidate

Speaking further, Isiaka, explained that part of the plans to skew the outcome of the poll in the state, included ploy to declare poll results inconclusive and force a rerun in premeditated polling booths.

He, therefore, warned the newly posted Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ogun State, Prof. Abdul-Ganiyu Raji and his team not to allow themselves to be used for “the sinister plot of the anti-democratic elements,” just as he expressed his party’s readiness to defend votes freely given to it by the voters.

He also called on security agencies, including the police, DSS, NSCDC and military formations in the state, to be on notice of the alleged rigging plans and intended security breach by certain names loyal to the government of the day.

GNI added that the alarm raised by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on the alleged grand plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the February 16 presidential election, was not a farce, tasking the security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities and prevent what he termed “localisation and domestication of APC rigging plan in Ogun State”.

“At this juncture, l wish to – and on behalf of our party – raise an alarm about the clandestine and well-orchestrated plan by known opposition political parties – to manipulate the March 2nd 2019 gubernatorial election. In the last few weeks, we have been inundated with unimpeachable information and security reports about the grand plot by these elements to deliberately compromise that election.

READ ALSO: Air Peace makes emergency landing at Abuja airport over bomb threat

“They have hatched four different rigging plans. Their first plan is to unleash thugs to precipitate violence in many polling booths and compromise the collation of election results up to close figures and push it to a point of having overall results declared as inconclusive (in a first run scenario) and then force a rerun in premeditated polling booths within a particular senatorial district (name withheld); where they then hope to cement the plot by outright intimidation and harassment of our party members or sympathetic electorates.

“The recent controversial Osun State governorship election comes to memory. The full details and mode of operation of implementing these plans will be kept away from these conference for both security and strategic reasons. However, we must state that these grand plot is their response to an apparent defeat at the polls,” Isiaka stated.

He, however, implored voters in the state to cast their votes for his party on March 2, submitting “Ogun State citizens cannot afford another four or eight years of “a failed rebuilding mission in any guise.”


Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=51898

Posted by on Jan 30 2019. Filed under Elections, Elections 2019, Headlines, Ogun, State News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Why North lost its industries, wealth – Sanusi, others


Sanusi speaks on 2023 presidency rumours, future plans


Obasanjo is ”Nigeria’s Divider-in-Chief” – Presidency

Browse Corruption Politics

Featuring Top 3/189 of Corruption Politics

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/1016 of National Politics

IG: Politicians arming thugs ahead of Edo, Ondo Gov Polls

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1415 of NNP Columnists

CBN’s Battle to Safeguard the Naira




Ndigbo has the highest stake in Nigeria – Uzodimma


January 2019
« Dec   Feb »

© 2020 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes