Ekiti 2018: APC agents buying voters cards with N28,000 – PDP
Ahead of the July 14th governorship election in Ekiti state, the People’s Democratic Party PDP has accused the All Progressives Congress APC of fielding agents going across the state to collect the Permanent Voters Cards of voters in exchange for money.
The Kolapo Olusola Eleka campaign organization made this known yesterday in Aiyede Ekiti where one Miss Ogunyemi Temitope was arrested alongside others who were collecting voter’s cards from residents.
According to Lere Olayinka the organizations media and publicity director, the said Miss Temitope was apprehended by vigilant people of Aiyede-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area at about 12 noon of Thursday.
“The lady, who claimed to be an election observer, was said to have collected voters cards and account numbers of more than 30 people, promising that N28, 000 will be paid into their bank accounts. She said that buying of voters cards under the guise of election observers was being done across the State that those whose voters cards were collected in exchange for N28, 000 will not be able to vote.
“Some of the cards already collected belonged to Adebiyi Adekunle, with his UBA Account number 2077932145, Omotoso Abiodun, Ajayi Taiwo Amos, Bamidele Funmilayo, Fayose Mary, Ojo Emmanuel Kehinde, Irewole Yinka Motun, Olowokere Titilayo, Ojo Bamidele Oluwaseun and others.
“It later took the intervention of the Attah of Aiyede Ekiti and the Olumojo of Imojo Ekiti, Oba, who visited the police station for Ogunyemi Temitope and her collaborators to be released with strong warning never to come to Aiyede Ekiti and its environs again.
“It should be noted that we have earlier raised the alarm over a Form being distributed by the APC under the guise of Ekiti Development Front, purportedly for empowerment. It is one of the sinister plots by
the APC to deactivate voters card, thereby preventing thousands of electorate from voting on July 14, 2018,’ he said.
He urged the people not to submit their voters cards under whatever guise.