Few days to the governorship election in Osun State scheduled for August 9, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the performance of the incumbent governor was good enough to defeat the opposition in a free and fair election.
A former Deputy Governor of the state and chieftain of the party, Rev. Peter Obadan, who made this known on Thursday in Benin, stated that the party was not unaware of the plans by the Peoples Democratic Party to win at all cost in forthcoming election.
Obadan, who noted that activities of the opposition in the state had increased tension ahead of the election, expressed fear that the outcome of the Osun polls might spell doom in the state and the 2015 general elections, if the wishes of the people were subverted.
He called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, to ensure transparency by providing a level playing ground for the political parties and their candidates at the poll.
Obadan said, “We are quite in the know of what the PDP who control then power at the centre is capable of doing to win at all cost.
“They have forgotten that the President of Nigeria is not the President of the PDP but the entire country.
“On the strength of that, they are taking every election as a do-or-die affair.
“The PDP is frightened by this fact that on a free and fair election, that the incumbent governor cannot be defeated.
“The PDP at the centre boast of the manipulation which they are capable of manifesting in every election because they control the centre.
“They foresee that in 2015, that power will slip off their hand.”