The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State , Senator Ademola Adeleke, has accused the police of conniving with the ruling All Progressives Congress to prevent him from going ahead with the petition he is planning to file against the candidate of the ruling party, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.
Adeleke said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Tuesday . The statement came following the court order which directed the Inspector General of Police to produce Adeleke in court on October 31 for arraignment over the allegation of examination malpractices against him and four other persons.
He said, “ The police are in collusion with the APC in the plot to implicate me on trumped – up charges as a way of disrupting the commencement of our petitions before the Election Petitions TribunaI .
“ Their plan was originally to arrest me before the election so that I won’ t be able to effectively participate in the governorship election but court order and interventions stopped the evil agenda . Now that the APC knew the game is up and the stolen mandate is about to be retrieved , the party in collusion with the police have perfected a fresh plot to distract, harass and intimidate me .
“ Nigerians are aware that the so – called examination case is politically motivated . The public is aware of the many cases of intimidation and attacks I have been subjected to before during and after the election . We stand by the people and we will not surrender their mandate to anti -democratic forces.”