Akure Bye-Election Marred With Accusation Of Voter Inducement
- There were allegations that the deputy governor was distributing money to persuade voters. The deputy governor denies the accusation and says he did not leave his home on the election day.
- It was also claimed that one APC leader was tied up for allegedly fleeing with N240,000 intending to sway voters. Party supporters transported him to a private hospital in the lsinkan area of Gbogi, the town where he was beaten up and tied up by party supporters.
- Eyitayo Jegede SAN, the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Akure, has claimed that members of his party were attacked and injured by thugs. Elections were disrupted in several locations, according to him, by thugs backed by the state’s ruling party.
- The APC’s Reps candidate in Akure, Mayowa Alade, was removed from his polling unit. He was accused of cash inducement by voters, but security services and APC leaders intervened. After that, Alade was barred from voting at the polls.
Full context: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/02/bye-election-tension-in-ondo-over-alleged-sharing-of-money-by-deputy-governor-at-voting-centres/