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PDP accredited dead, sick delegates for South West Congress – Fayose

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Former governor of Ekiti State and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Ayodele Fayose has opened up on bizarre things the party did, saying dead persons and sick people were accredited during the PDP Congress which held in Osun State on Monday.

It is recalled that the governor Seyi Makinde’s backed candidate, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, got 343 votes to emerge as new South-West Zonal Vice Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party on Monday against Ayo Fayose’s candidate who scored 330 votes.

Saddened by the development, the former governor, while on Channels Television on Wednesday alledged that the Congress was rigged.

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Fayose said a former lawmaker, Mulikat Adeola Akande identified those who were sick and dead on the accreditation list.

He explained his ordeal at the Congress, saying that the leader of the transport union in Oyo State came to the venue looking for him.

According to him, effort to them announce names of delegates and those who were accredited publicly was resist, but insisted that they would announce State by State against the procedure of announcing how many were accredited and how many votes are expected.

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“By the accreditation, they initially said Oyo state had 115 people list, 104 accredited. Out of 104, 82 people voted. At the end of the exercise, the accreditation was 675, publicly announced.

“Ekiti voted first, followed by Ogun, Lagos, Osun then they purposely allowed Oyo to vote last.

“When you look at the alphabet, you will realise that a game was obviously going on.

“In Oyo, they told us 177 were listed. Hon Mulikat protested and said, ‘this man is dead, this man is dead, this man is dead, this man is sick, this one is abroad, this one is aged’. They came back and told us 165. This is the game going on in the entire process.”

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Fayose said his camp chose to overlook rigging because he was not ready to defect to another party.

“I have accepted this result not because they won but because I am one of the people that can’t defect to another party,” he added.

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