By Francis Ezediuno
Action Democratic Party (ADP) candidate in the Saturday’s election, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and various security agencies in the state to criminalise vote-buying at the various polling centers during the Saturday election.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Director of Media and Publicity of Moshood Adeoti Campaign Organization (MACO), Mr. Kayode Agbaje and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the state capital.
According to him, Alhaji Adeoti made the call during a courtesy visit to his campaign office in Osogbo by members of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) recently.
The students’ body, led by the Public Relations Officer, Comrade Olatubosun Ijaduoye said their visit was aimed at identifying with the ADP candidate’s aspiration and to assure him of their support during the electoral process to ensure his victory at the poll.
In his response, Alhaji Adeoti expressed joy at NAPS support for his ambition and charged members on the need to educate their parents and colleagues on the evil inherent in vote buying.
The ADP flagbearer then charged the electoral umpire and officers of various security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute anyone caught in engaging in such in the Saturday election.
“I want to charge you on the need to go to all the nooks and crannies of the state educating your parents and colleagues on the evil inherent in vote buying.
“I also want to use the opportunity of this occasion to charge INEC, men and officers of the various security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute anyone caught in engaging in act of vote buying during the Saturday election,” Alhaji Adeoti emphasized.