By Gbenga Olarinoye, Osogbo
The All Progressives Congress has alleged that some politicians are reportedly planning to use money to influence the September 2018 governorship election in the state.
According to the party, “This must be a red signal for security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission,” the APC alerted.
In a statement from the party’s Director of Publicity, Research, and Strategy, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi released in Osogbo, the party alleged that “the rumour mill is awash with conflicting reports as to how much each voter will be induced with.
“This is a serious situation that should not be taken lightly,” the APC said, arguing that recent allegations across the country of brazen use of money to disgracefully influence the electoral process must not be allowed to happen in Osun.
“It is high time this criminal activity was stopped by law-enforcement agencies and INEC,” the APC declared.
“We cannot continue this way because it is a disgrace to this country in the international community and it further puts our fledgling democracy at grave risk,” the party said.
“INEC and the law-enforcement agencies have a serious work to do in Osun to put desperate politicians on notice that this crime will not be allowed to continue.
“If that politician were really out to serve, he wouldn’t need to buy your vote. But because he is rather into politics to profit from it, he would bribe you with peanuts in order to have access to the treasury of the state”, the APC said.
“Whatever happens, the people of Osun should be exceedingly thoughtful about who they will eventually vote for otherwise, and God forbids, a vulture will steal their legacy,” the APC said.