- Ajulo has accused major parties guilty of vote-buying in just concluded Ondo governorship election
- According to him, major political parties were all involved in influencing voters for the election, using money
- He said no party has any moral right to accuse another
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Dr Kayode Ajulo, a constitutional lawyer says all major parties in the just concluded Ondo state governorship election are guilty of vote-buying.
Ajulo who was also a former general secretary of the Labour Party (LP), disclosed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, October 11.
According to him, the major political parties were all involved in influencing voters for the election, using money.
Going further, the Ondo indigene said that the parties accusing others of vote-buying during the election had no moral rights to do so as they were all guilty of it.
“The reported widespread vote-buying during the election is true but it’s not restricted to one party.
“The case of vote-buying was not only common to the major opposition. The three leading political parties in the election tried in the game of outspending and overreaching one another."
He added that the only difference was the financial strategy, wit and coordination of the political parties involved to facilitate the act.
In a related development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for conducting what they described as a peaceful election in Ondo state.
This commendation was given by Comrade Mustapha Saliu, Secretary of the APC’s National Campaign Council for Ondo 2020.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, who participated for the peaceful conduct of the Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that APC flag-bearer, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has won the election in nine out of the 12 local government areas as declared by the INEC.
Eyitayo Jegede, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), won three councils.
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