My Life is under Threat, Adeleke Cries out to International Community

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke has written to the international community alleging threat to his life.

This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the spokesperson for Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Mr Rasheed Olawale.

Olawale said the letter was sent to the United Nations; European Union; the United States and other diplomatic missions in Nigeria.

The PDP candidate listed many alleged infractions in the last Saturday polls, the refusal of INEC to declare him the winner in line with the constitution, the alleged killing and maiming of his supporters, the arrest of key leaders on trumped up charges and the manipulations of the electoral process as some of the threats.

The letter read in part, “My life is under threat and the leaders of my party are under siege before and after the Saturday poll.

“During the campaigns, we were subjected to countless attacks. I escaped about four assassination attempts. Our campaign vehicles were attacked several times and our rallies disrupted. We went through the pre-election process under constant onslaught from political thugs and merchants of violence.

“The agenda of the ruling party is to ensure that votes do not count. The target is to thwart the will of the people. The APC is out to subvert the will of the people, an action that will have a deeply negative impact on the sanctity of the electoral process ahead of 2019 polls.”

Adeleke called on the international community to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow votes to count by restoring his mandate.

The Punch

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