Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, an Ondo State-based legal practitioner, Morakinyo Ogele, has advised electorates to shun the act of selling their votes to politicians on the election day.
He alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress was planning to involve in the act of vote buying and called on the people of the state to reject the act.
He said the APC had failed the people of the state in the last four years and don’t deserve to remain in power.
The lawyer made the allegation in an open letter to the Ekiti people. The letter was made available to our correspondent in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Monday. It was titled ‘ Letter to Ekiti People’.
According to him, the present administration had allegedly grounded the state. He asked the people to vote the ruling party out on Saturday.
The letter read, “We must observe carefully to see What is on ground presently in Ekiti State on how the present government has grounded our dear state. It is no defamatory statement that the APC non-functional government in Ekiti State is an accidental discharge that produced the government in the state.
“The state has become a dynasty of emirate where APC is handling to its stooges a baton in a relay race over to whosoever they believe that can dance to the rhyme of their music. The APC organized a charade and dubious gubernatorial congress and selected a candidate appointed by former governor, signed sealed, and delivered to Fayemi.
“The government has monetized politics in Ekiti Which is now cash and carry affairs hence, they could not make the financial obligation for the provision of infrastructure as the party is on daily basis going down due to their confused management of Ekiti affairs.
“My investigation so far revealed that APC is coming with a strike force and money, forcing and buying votes. People are wondering how the APC candidate for June election source for N50million paid to their party headquarters in Abuja, a man whose salary is not up to N500,000 monthly as former secretary to Ekiti State government.
“The years of APC government has been years of the locust and termites, state workers are suffering, retires are dying for non- payment of their pension, still the government is ready to buy votes on June 18 2022 election.”
He urged people to go out and vote for the candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the election, saying “We are tired of dynasty government in Ekiti State.”