Sunday 19 June 2022

Ekiti election: You destroyed democracy with paper money – Sowore slams Gov Fayemi

 Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has accused the Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and other members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of destroying the principles of democracy with vote-buying.

There were reports of massive vote-buying during the Ekiti governorship election on Saturday.

Sowore, who is the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) for the 2023 general elections, said the Ekiti State governor, who paraded himself as a ‘pro democracy’ activist before becoming a politician, was the mastermind of vote-buying that led to the massive victory recorded by the APC in the election.

He tweeted, “Gov. @kfayemi of the All Progressives Congress @OfficialAPCNg made his name as a “pro-democracy” activist, but yesterday he and other members of his party destroyed “Democracy” with paper money! #WeCantContinueLikeThis.” 

Biodun Oyebanji, the governorship candidate of the APC, was declared the winner of the governorship election in Ekiti State on Saturday.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Returning Officer for the election, Prof Kayode Adebowale, announced that Oyebanji polled 187,057 votes to defeat its closest rival, the SDP, which garnered 82,211 votes

The PDP came third with 67,457 votes while valid votes in the election were 351,865.

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