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Fayose Accuses APC of Violence And Sharing of Money at Polling Booths

PDP candidate in today’s Ekiti governorship election, Ayodele Fayose has accused the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) of influencing violence in the exercise still in progress.

Mr Fayose also alleged that the state Deputy Governor, Professor Modupe Adelabu and a former governor of the Sate, Engineer Segun Oni were seen  sharing cash at the pooling booths to lure voters to vote for their party.

The PDP candidate complained “Money in this game will destroy so many things and will destroy our future, “after casting his votes at St David’s Anglican Primary school, in Afao-Ekiti.

“I have done my civic duty, but I am very disturbed by the level of violence. I am equally disturbed by the news of money being shared at the polling units, this is alien to our democracy, I am surprised that a deputy governor, and a former governor can be driving or going from one polling booth to another carryingcash and in some cases they will give you a camera phone to take your votes in exchange of cash, it is unfortunate, Fayose lamented.

In the main time, voting has ended in most parts of the state, giving way for counting at the polling units, after which electoral officials have left for the ward collation centres. Also, the security in the state capital have been withdrawn and normal business as well social activities have resumed in Ado-Ekiti and other local councils in the state.

While the Presidency has denied plot to rig the election through the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh has reportedly applauded the peaceful conduct of the exercise.






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