By Ismaila Chafe
Sen. Abdulahi Adamu, the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the allegation of vote-buying throughout Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti.
Adamu spoke on the difficulty after he formally offered Governor-elect Biodun Oyebanji to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday.
In keeping with him, the allegation of vote-buying was raised by components who misplaced the election.
He urged the media to keep away from being exploited by disgruntled politicians searching for to smear the nation’s picture for political profit.
“As a patriotic Nigerian that’s privileged to guide the ruling social gathering on this nation at this time, I wish to solely enchantment to the media.
“Please, don’t partake in portraying damaging attitudes in our processes. When you achieve this, you’re compromising. I’m sorry to say so. You’re compromising the integrity of our course of as a rustic.
“I’d have most well-liked if the one who requested that query saying, “Look, in America, that is what they do in democracy in respect to the topic. In the UK or France, that is what they do. That is what you’re doing otherwise.’
“And please, allow us to not be an excessive amount of within the house of hypothesis.
“I’ve seen that over the past possibly 4 or 5 normal elections on this nation, this subject of vote-buying has taken a centre stage. One can solely proof what he noticed and what he did, and I’m positive his Excellency, the governor-elect, responded in very good religion.
“A few of you, asking this explicit query, didn’t go Ekiti. You weren’t there.
“Anyone who’s shedding the election flied a kite. ‘Oh no, they’re shopping for votes and all of the form of cash they’ve we don’t have, that’s why I’m shedding,’ and you’re serving to to market that opinion.
“I’m solely interesting to you as a fellow Nigerian and any person who has been on this your commerce earlier than at this time. Please, allow us to assist construct this nation positively.”
On the perceived risks of APC “house holder” for the presidential working mate of the ruling social gathering not relinquishing …, he mentioned there was nothing to be nervous about.
Adamu mentioned: “Thanks very a lot. We’re not within the speculative world. We’re ruled by the legal guidelines of the land.
“There’s nothing our presidential candidate has performed close to returning his kinds that’s not throughout the confines of the legislation of the land.
“All the pieces we’ve performed up to now we’ve performed very rigorously with authorized session and we’re cocksure, we’re not going to have the form of hypothesis that you’re professing at this level.
“We’re very snug with what we’ve performed. It’s nonetheless pessimism. Nonetheless, we’re not in that faculty of thought but. We don’t must be there”, he mentioned.