The PDP House Caucus, in a statement signed by its leader and Minority Leader of the House, Leo Ogor, accused the APC of plotting to manipulate the election in favour of the APC candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu.
The statement reads in part: “We remain fully confident that PDP’s governorship candidate in the forthcoming election, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede has the crucial support of the people; no weapon of untruth fashioned against him by the contending wings of APC shall succeed because the masses can now see through the fraudulent ‘change’ that has made life even more difficult for all.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the House of Representatives (PDP House Caucus) notes, with deep appreciation, the remarkable populist jubilation that erupted all over Akure city and other parts of Ondo state, following the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja which ordered INEC to declare Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Saturday governorship election.
“While many are making a logical call for the postponement of the election in view of the apparent disadvantage that our candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede is confronted with; we had hoped that the Independent National Electoral Commission would consider the logical reasons being advanced for such an extension, in the strict interest of fair play and justice.
“Nonetheless, we find it necessary to draw attention to needless shenanigans, desperate scheming and unimaginable manipulations that had been engineered by the ruling APC, its known appendages and its unseen hands towards crushing the will of the people in Ondo state by all means.”