Ekiti voters are determined to elect a credible leader as they vowed not to trade their votes in exchange for a pot of soup in the ongoing gubernatorial election.
In a video sighted online, voters at Polling Unit 001 in Ado Ekiti were seen saying "A diibo se obe mo". This means they won't trade their votes for money to cook a pot of stew.
The gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Engr. Segun Oni had earlier alleged vote-buying.
His allegation came shortly after he cast his vote in ward 2 unit 6, Ifaki Ekiti. He said the irregularities are ongoing in Ado and Oye Ekiti respectively.
“I was just informed that there is vote-buying in Ado and Oye Ekiti. This is not allowed by the law of the land. I want the security agencies, especially the EFCC officials, to move to the areas and stop it,” he said.
The election is ongoing across the 16 local government areas of the state. Although there are 16 candidates in the election, it is a battle, essentially, among three parties – the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC); the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); and the SDP.