The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has rejected the outcome of the rerun election, held on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

A statement by Soji Adagunodo, Osun PDP Chairman, obtained by SaharaReporters, noted that the poll was marred with malpractices.

Adagunodo described the exercise as "broad daylight robbery and a brazen assault" on the state and country's democracy.

He accused the APC of conniving with security agents at the polling units to "manipulate" the rerun election process.

The PDP chairman pointed out that scores of PDP supporters were also disallowed entry and chased away from the polling units by hired thugs, just as he noted that thousands of eligible voters were chased away from their homes in Orolu, Ife North and Ife South Local Governments in the early hours of Thursday.

The statement read: “Scores of our supporters in those local governments were shot and matcheted on their way to polling centres and in the full glare of security men. Hundreds of people holding PVCs from other polling units were accredited and allowed to vote in Osogbo and Ife South Local Governments.

"The PDP agent in Olode was axed and abducted at about 7am [on Thursday]. Media men and election observers were denied access in several polling units. By the time access was granted to journalists at about 11am, ballot boxes had been stuffed by APC agents acting in connivance with INEC officials."

He called on the electoral body to cancel the fresh results of the rerun poll, noting that the outcome was a "sham".

The statement continued: “We reject any returns of results from this sham and call on the INEC authorities in Abuja to direct that the so-called supplementary election result collation be put on hold now.

“We equally invite leaders of thought in Nigeria and the international community to rise up now to rescue Nigeria’s democracy from being ruined.

“We also call on all members and supporters of our party to resist any attempt to foist concocted election results on the people of Osun, using all legal means at their disposal."

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