- The governor of Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Ademola Adeleke
- Oyetola said Adeleke has openly declared an intention to induce voters in the Osun state governorship poll scheduled for July 16
- The call to probe Adeleke, who is a governorship candidate of the PDP was made on Monday, June 20 by the DG of the Oyetola Campaign Committee, Ajibola Basiru
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state, who is seeking a second term in office, has called for the investigation of the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate, Ademola Adeleke.
The Punch reports that the call was made through the director-general of the Oyetola Campaign Committee, Ajibola Basiru, ahead of the Osun governorship poll scheduled for July 16.
Basiru, while addressing newsmen on Monday, June 20, at the Oyetola campaign office in Osogbo, said Adeleke openly declared his intention to induce voters during the poll.
Oyetola calls on EFCC to investigate Adeleke
He then asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to invite Adeleke as he declared his intention to commit an offence of inducement of voters in which Nigerian law frown against it.
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“I expected the EFCC to have invited Senator Ademola Adeleke to give an account of what he meant by coming to the state with hard currencies for the Osun State governorship election.
“Certainly, inducement of voters is a great offence. So, for Senator Adeleke to manifestly declare an intention to induce voters, warrants criminal investigation by the EFCC.
“EFCC should summon him for investigation and questioning by what he meant that he has brought pounds, dollars, euros and other hard currencies to buy votes.
“That, clearly, is an intention to commit the offence of inducement of voters which is clearly an electoral offence under the Nigerian law.”
APC Primary: Crisis breaks out at Osun Govt House, allegations raised against leaders
Legit.ng reports that some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have alleged that the party leadership is trying manipulate the primary election in the state.
As a result of this, there was a little crises at the Osun state Government House, Osogbo openly protested the alleged moves.
Recall that some of the result of the primary election held in the state are yet to be announced days after the election was conducted.
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In another development, Governor Kayode Fayemi has gotten the support of his Osun state counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola in his 2023 presidential quest.
The Osun state governor spoke glowingly about his Ekiti counterpart ahead of the presidential primary of the APC.
Fayemi is one of the aspirants who will slug it out with other APC hopefuls on Sunday, May 30 in Abuja.