How I Used APC Chieftain To Rig Osun Election, PDP Senator

In a startling revelation, Olalere Oyewumi, a senator representing Osun West District and the Deputy Minority Senate Leader, has confessed to rigging the 2023 election. 

Oyewumi, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), admitted to buying votes with the assistance of a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Oyewumi’s confession came to light in a viral video where he detailed his efforts to influence the election outcome. 

He narrated how he sent his aide on an errand to buy votes on the eve of the election, using his personal funds. 

However, his attempts were thwarted by staunch APC supporters who rejected the money. 

Speaking in Yoruba, Oyewumi explained, “I tried all the tricks I knew to win at the Onilu House (Ile Onilu) polling unit but these people didn’t allow me.

“After exhausting money for the election, I gave my personal money to Ten-Ten to give to people at night to buy votes on the eve of the election, Ten-Ten came back with my money, saying the people rejected it. I was surprised.

“That was why I reached out to these people because I cannot be a Senator and continue to fail there. I was the one who called Ayandosu from Abuja to join me in the PDP. I told him he has talent and that the party he was serving then (APC) would not allow him to grow.”

Reacting to this development, the APC leadership, through its chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, condemned Oyewumi’s actions, asserting that the confession proved the Osun election was not free and fair. 

In a statement, Lawal said, “The confessional statement of Senator Oyewumi was a confirmation of the fact that the last series of the elections in the state which secured victory for all the PDP candidates including Governor Ademola Adeleke, were brazenly rigged.

“The self-confession of Senator Oyewumi was an indication that he is a desperate politician who could go to any length to illegally corner opportunities regardless of what such portends to the right-thinking members of the society.

“In a civilised clime, Senator Oyewumi has no iota of reason to remain a minute longer in the Senate where he has been the Minority Leader based on his self-confession that he engaged in vote-buying during the election that secured a fraudulent victory for him.

“By now, Senator Oyewumi should be a guest of the statutory law enforcement agency constitutionally saddled with the responsibility of investigating such political crime involving a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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