Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, the Governorship Candidate of Accord Party, has come out to say that there has been some incidences of vote buying in the ongoing election in some areas inclusive of, Ayedire, Ile-Ogbo and Osogbo.
The governorship candidate stated this shortly after he and his wife cast their votes at Ile-Ogbo Ward 1, Unit 1, Methodist Primary School.
Ogunbiyi said that some political parties were inducing voters with the sum of N3,000 and N4,000 under the watch of security personnel.
Expressing his displeasure with the alleged vote buying situation, he said; “When I got to Ward 1 Unit 5, I observed that there was vote buying with some people being offered N3,000 and N4,000 by different political parties.”
“I am not buying vote. I am a candidate of Accord and even, if l have the money to buy votes, I will not do such, because it is the selfless service we promised this people.”
“I witnessed it, there was vote buying in Osogbo, there was vote buying in Ile-Ogbo. Let the whole world know what is happening,”
Urging the electorate to cast their votes according to their consciences, he said that they should not allow any political party to “buy the future of their children.”
He went on to say that the use of “state boys” for the election was unfortunate and detrimental to democratic good governance, while urging the electoral umpire to quickly address the issue, saying that it was paramount to the success of the election.
However, he commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the peaceful conduct of the election without any major violence.