Bisi ABASS 

 

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Damola Ojo has been arrested for inducing voters at Ola Oluwa Muslim Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state during the governorship election. 

Reports had it that the party chieftain was arrested with a large sum of money. 

The party agent at the Polling Unit Babajide Adebayo confirmed that Ojo is a PDP member but denied that he was inducing voters. 

Adebayo said, “When Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) came, somebody pointed at Ojo, who was standing alone. There was nobody with him, he was not talking to anybody or giving money to anybody, he was arrested and whisked away. Ojo is an Engineer, he came to work in Ekiti but I have made calls to tell our leaders about the arrest.” 

EFCC were seen in large number in some polling units where some major parties were alleged to have engaged in vote buying 

It was gathered that a particular party offered, as much as N10,000 to each electorate that voted for its candidate while other parties offered  N5,000 and the other party N3,000. 

Chieftains of other party lamented vote buying at the polling units by the three major parties contesting in the election. 

 

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