The Osun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned its supporters in the state against signing the “Omo Ilu” form allegedly being distributed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) across the state with the inducement of N5, 000 and N10, 000 respectively.
The party further accused the PDP of asking prospective voters in the state to swear to an oath of perpetual allegiance to the party for a reward of between N5, 000 and N10, 000 after filling the form in which the voter discloses the VIN of his or her voter’s card and a passport photograph.
According to the APC, which made the allegation in a statement issued yesterday in Osogbo by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, the collection of prospective voters’ VIN is to eliminate the voter’s data from the database of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) thereby disenfranchising thousands of voters come August 9, when the governorship election takes place.
This exercise, the APC further alleged, is targeted at APC supporters across the State. The statement added that the cash inducement on offer by the PDP includes the promise of a job for the prospective voter who signs up to the ‘Omo Ilu’ form and take the oath of allegiance.
The APC warned, “Don’t be deceived; anybody who is offering you money and extracting an oath from you to be his slave forever is an agent of evil. Such a person and political party do not mean well for you and can never mean well for the State of Osun”.