Teslim Folarin charges OYSIEC and Makinde of rigging the council elections

Apr 29, 2024 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State’s March 28 election, Teslim Folarin, has accused Governor Seyi Makinde and the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) of perpetrating electoral fraud. Folarin denounced the recent local government elections in the state as a “charade” in a tweet on Sunday.

“What Governor Seyi Makinde and the OYSIEC demonstrated today was a charade and should not be allowed to stand,” Folarin said.

He alleged that pre-election irregularities, including discrepancies in the list of ad hoc staff and election materials, marred the election contrary to OYSIEC chairman Isiaka Abiola Olagunju’s assurances of a level playing field.

“In spite of assurance by the OYSIEC that there would be an open, free and fair LGA elections, there was no election in Oyo State today,” he added.

“Sadly, the promise was not kept because the ruling PDP cannot win in a free and fair contest against the All Progressives Congress.”

Folarin maintained that Makinde consistently expresses disbelief in the local government system. He alleged that the governor’s alleged undemocratic and fraudulent stance has hampered good governance and development at the grassroots over the last five years.

“Our people are tired of misgovernance of PDP administration in the state & waited patiently for an opportunity to vote in a party – APC that believes in LG as an instrument of grassroots development. Unfortunately, Gov Makinde and his OYSIEC disenfranchised them,” Folarin said.

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