By Rafiu Agboola, Osogbo
The State Chairman of Accord Party, Pastor Victor Akande has condemned in its entirety the statement credited to Senator Adeleke, the PDP governorship candidate saying the election will be fire for fire and vote buying .
The chairman who reacted to the statement described it as unfortunate coming from the person of Senator Adeleke
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Addressing members of Osun NUJ Correspondents’Chapel in Osogbo, Akande warned that the electorate must be wary of collecting money from candidates before they are voted for.
He words “election is not do or die affair. We must ensure a peaceful guber poll. We must not allow violence during the poll. The statement he made revealed the state of intellectual capacity.
“The issue of vote-buying that he raised while addressing his supporter is condemnable and we need to fight vote-buying and voting apathy in the coming poll.,
Akande stated that in Europe and the other western world, the politicians play according to rule even some of their supporters will open an account for candidates to donate money for their campaign.
“It is unfortunate that in this country, the politicians use their own money for virtually all the electoral process and when such person get to position the first thing that he or she will do is to get the money he spent, even get gain and money to prosecute further elections.
He disclosed that if we electorate continues to take money from politicians before they get to power things will remain the same.
“We must fight the evil of vote-buying. We need reorientation. We must understand that governance is not about business but in this, they have turn it to a business. It is so unfortunate and everybody in the state including the CSOs and other must condemn it. The Accord Party is not going to be involved in vote-buying.”he stated
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