Oyebanji Speaks On Buying Votes To Win Ekiti Governorship Election
The Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, has denied the allegation of vote-buying against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded governorship election in the state.
Ezenwoko’s Blog reports that Oyebanji debunked the claims while briefing, State House correspondents on Monday shortly after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Speaking to newsmen, Oyebanji said that neither the ruling party or him witnessed any sort of vote -buying as alleged, saying that he won the poll based on his previous performance as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in the state.
He stressed that they canvassed for votes from the electorate which led to their victory at the poll.
The APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who accompanied the governor-elect alongside some governors to meet with the President, also reacted to the allegation against the ruling party.
He affirmed that the allegation of vote-buying was being sponsored by aggrieved persons who lost at the poll.
Oyebanji was declared winner after he polled 187,057 votes – over 100,000 votes more than that of his closest rival, Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who scored 82,211 votes in the election.