Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun, has accused the police of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop him from retrieving his “stolen mandate”.
In a statement on Tuesday, Adeleke said there is a plot is to harass and intimidate him in order to disrupt the commencement of his petition before the election tribunal.
The senator representing Osun west and four others have been charged before the federal high court, Abuja, over alleged examination malpractice.
Adeleke said the examination malpractice allegation is politically motivated.
“The police is 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 Petition Tribunal,” he said in a statement.
“Their plan was originally to arrest me before the election so that I won’t be able to effectively participate at the governorship election but the 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 has 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 intimidation and attacks I have been subjected to before, during and now after the election. We stand by the people and we will not surrender their mandate to anti-democratic forces.
“Let me use this medium to reassure the people of Osun state that our lawyers are on top of the situation. All necessary legal actions are being taken to stop these illegalities from standing.”