Hon. Sunday Olaifa, the Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, has condemned violence recorded in Saturday’s elections in the area.
This was contained in a petition he addressed to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday.
He said there was glaring violence, manipulation and thuggery, which all occured in the presence of security agents.
Olaifa further listed masterminds of violence and demanded cancellation of elections in worst hit areas.
His petition below:
24th February, 2019
The Resident Electoral Commissioner,
Independent National Electoral Commission,
15 Bureau Avenue,
PRE-ACTION NOTICE, PETITION AND CALL FOR NULIFICATION OF ELECTION IRREGULARITIES, VALIDATION OF AUTHETIC VOTES BEFORE INVASSION, PHYSICAL ASSAULT ON INEC ADHOC STAFF, ELECTORATES, PARTY AGENTS, PARTY SUPERVISORS AND ELECTION OBSERVERS, UNLAWFUL ASSOCIATION OF SECURITY AGENTS WITH HOODLUMS AND MISCREANTS THAT ARMED TO THE TEETH TO RIG PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION THAT TOOK PLACE ON THE 23RD OF FEBRUARY.
The above subject matter refers:
I, Hon. Sunday Olaifa, the Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Chapter using this medium to appeal to the Authority concerned and the whole World for urgent call for immediate cancellation of the following polling units within constituency 1 Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Area.
They are of the following inter alia.
A) D1 –Bolade / Oshodi wards : 033,034,041,050,043,001,028,030 (A & B).
B) D2 –Orile / Oshodi : 012,020,056,058,051 and at PU 048, the number of registered voters was 70 while APC scored 500 votes.
C) D3—mafoluku 005,013,015,017,018,019,020,021,026,027,028,029,030,034,035,036,037,024,025,031,032.
Herewith attach for your photographic and documentary evidence for your carefully perusal that shows the act of oppression, intimidation, molestation and harassment during and after election before computing the result in the result sheets. More so, cases of over voting in the following polling units in Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency 1, Alasia Compound 001, Brown Street 012, Afolabi primary school 013, Banjoko/ Marcarty 015, Ogunlana/Health Centre 016, Oredeyin/Araromi 018, Inasa/Micheal 019, Dipeolu/Alade 020, Brown/Church 021, Alade/Church 022, Church Street 023, Owoseni/Kale Street 026, 5, Shoneye Street 032, Methodist Primary School 039, Sadiku Street 053, Salami Street 055, Seinde Calisto 066, Adewale Crescent 067 and Unity Primary School 068.
The said hoodlums and miscreants with their co-cohorts threatening violence in the face of security personnel and also threatening the non-indigenes particularly the Igbos, Ijaws, Ishekiri and others by one Inspector of Police called Akeem aka Scoda, in addition the said Akeem Scoda who is hiding under the canopy of police force used its name to perpetrate his unlawful act. (08023154654).
A pathetic situation foisted upon our members, leaders particularly the Candidates of the Party during the election during and after the election before the results were imputed into the result sheets when the hoodlums and miscreants led by Musliu Akinsanya a.k.a M.C OLUOMO, JAMIU ADEDUMOYE a.k.a DESOKAN, IJEBETA ,KADIRI JAMBA, OLOJO, AHMED KILLER, SIKIRU SALAWU a.k.a. Youngest, SUNDAY OSENI a.k.a stainless, GANIU a.k.a koko zaria and others took over the conduct of the election at the polling units stated above with arms and ammunition, dangerous weapons such as machetes, charms, amulets was not left out in the presence of the Security Agents without making efforts to arrest the culprits. They rather support the sinister motive and aid them to perpetrate their unlawful acts.
To our surprise, the Security Agents submit themselves to the miscreants and hoodlums to serve as medium tools to bargain with INEC ADHOC STAFF to rig the election of 23rd of February 2019 in favour of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidates. However, they succeeded in perpetrating their unlawful acts.
We call on the authority concerned to use their good office and cancel the above mentioned polling unit’s results and ensure that free and fair election within those affected units in Oshodi / Isolo Constituency 1.s
TAKE NOTICE that our Party stands by the rule of law and upon fragrant, neglect and refusal to act within an hour upon receipt of this petition will lead us with no option than to seek the redress in appropriate quarters.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the conduct of an election is being guided by the 1999constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, electoral Acts and other miscellaneous provisions that guided an election and any deviance to same automatic call for nullification.
We submit that the election of 23rd of February 2019 at Oshodi /Isolo constituency 1 within the wards and polling units of aforementioned is not in line with the provision of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, electoral Act and other miscellaneous provisions guiding election; we hereby call for nullification of the same.
We do hope that our demand will meet your satisfaction.
Thank you for your usual cooperation and understanding.
Hon. Sunday Olaifa