The candidate of the Accord Party in the ongoing Ekiti State governorship election,Basorun Reuben Famuyibo, has lamented that democracy has become commodity for the highest bidder in Ekiti State.
Basorun Famuyibo, in a statement by his media aide, Olajide Omojolomoju, lamented the monetisation of the ballot in Ekiti State as two major parties in the state, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Propels Democratic Party, tried to outshine one another in vote-buying in the Fountain of Knowledge state.
This is just as Basorun Famuyibo arrested an APC agent inducing voters with Cash in his father’s compound in Ado-Ekiti, Akodi Sasere, in the presence of Chief Sasere of Ado-Ekiti.
Wads of N500 notes were seized by Basorun Famuyibo from the APC agent.
However, Chief Sasere pleaded with Basorun Famuyibo to return the money to the agent.
Across all the 16 local government areas, incidences of vote-buying by the APC, the PDP and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, were rampant; just as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested some APC and PDP agents in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, over alleged vote-buying.
Basorun Famuyibo said, “It is very unfortunate that the democracy many patriots lost their lives to entrench in Nigeria has become a commodity for the highest bidder. Where exactly are we going in Ekiti State, nay Nigeria?
“It is disheartening that Ekiti people, perhaps because of poverty, are yet to learn from the suffering inflicted on them in the last 12 years of the APC and PDP administration.It is clear that they have chosen to ‘d’ibo koo se’be’ again!”
He, however, wished the people of Ekiti the best in the next four years.