#OsunDecides: Vote buying soils Osun election, says Akinbade ADC candidate
Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the Osun election, says voting-buying has negatively affected the exercise.
Akinbade spoke to newsmen in Ogbagba after the accreditation and voting exercise.
“ Vote-buying has cast shadows on the governorship election. Vote-buying had taken the shine off the election,’’he said
However, he commended voters for ensuring a peaceful electoral process.
The former Secretary to the State Government, who voted at his Oba’s Compound, Ward 3, Polling Unit 1 at 10.35am, also said that the nation’s democracy was improving on all fronts.
“By and large, we are inching gradually to a convenient point in our polity.
“At least, reported cases of electoral violence are limited, apart from the incidence of vote buying that dotted everywhere while the exercise lasted.
“ We just hope something will be done to it in organised electoral engagements in the future, ” Akinbade said.
The ADC standard bearer appealed to the people of the state to remain peaceful and not promote violence after the release of the result.