Ekiti 2022: Oyebanji Speaks On Allegations Of Vote-buying
The Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, has refuted allegations that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was involved in vote-buying in the Saturday governorship election.
Oyebanji stated that the allegations that the ruling party and his campaign organisation engaged in vote-buying in the just concluded election were false and baseless.
The governor-elect stated that the APC and his campaign team canvassed for votes from the electorate which led to their victory at the poll.
Oyebanji stated this on Monday while briefing State House correspondents shortly after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The former Secretary to the Ekiti State Government stated that he did not witness any vote-buying in the polling unit where he voted, adding that he won the poll based on his previous performance in office.
In a chat with reporters, the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, also denied the allegation that the ruling party was involved in vote-buying and other electoral malpractices.
He affirmed that the allegation of vote-buying was being sponsored by aggrieved politicians who lost at the just concluded poll.
Ezenwoko’s Blog reports that Oyebanji was accompanied to the State House by the APC Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, and Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; and Senior Special Assistant to the President (Domestic), Sarki Abba, also attended the meeting with the President.