Osun 2018: We won’t collect money to vote for any candidate – Residents declare ahead of Saturday election
– Some resident of Osun state have expressed their opinions ahead of the next governorship election
– They said that no amount of money could stop them from voting their preferred candidates on the election day
– INEC is conducting Osun state governorship election on Saturday, September 22
Some residents of Osun state have said that they would not collect money before voting for the candidates of their choices during the governorship election coming up in the state on Saturday, September 22.
NAIJ.com‘s investigation in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday, September 20, revealed that some residents might reject any kind of inducement by politicians such as money and vote for their preferred candidates without collecting money from any political party.
Speaking with NAIJ.com, a resident of the state, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that his conscience would not allow him to collect money from any political party before he could vote for his choice.
He said: “For me, my PVC is my weapon, I will vote for the candidate I believe is the right person for the job. I am not going to vote because of money. I don’t think I will collect any money before I cast my vote for the candidate of my choice.”
Another resident simply said: “I won’t collect money at all because if I collect it, that means I have sold my right.
Asked if he would collect if he were offered N20000, he said his conscience would not allow him to take it, adding that, “I can’t collect money at all before I can vote. I will vote for the candidate I believe has what it takes to take our state to the next level.
But another resident of osogbo said that N5million is not too much for an electorate to collect before he/she votes for a particular candidate.
He said: “If they want me to personally vote for them, I think I deserve more than that.”
Asked to mention the party he thinks that could offer him N5m each to the electorate, he said none of the parties could afford to pay an election that amount.
But he was quick to say that he would rather vote for someone he thinks he could do better than the current administration without collecting a dime.
Another resident said, “I can’t collect any money from any party before I will vote for the candidate of my choice.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Senate president, Bukola Saraki and Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian police of colluding with the federal government to rig elections in states.
It was reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains made the accusation while addressing reporters in Ede, Osun state after the party’s mega rally for its governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Saraki said he has observed a trend in recent elections where results declared by INEC shows a huge invalidated number of votes with a narrow margin with which candidates win.
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