- Independent National Electoral Commission has vowed to use the coming Osun state governorship election to send strong message to votes buyers and sellers
- The electoral umpire also said that the commission would not tolerate electoral fraud in any form
- INEC also promised to give all the 48 political parties and candidates contesting the poll a level playing ground
Osun state governorship election will be used to send a strong message to vote buyers and sellers according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The electoral umpire issued this as a warning ahead of the general elections coming up in 2019.
Olusegun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner in Osun state disclosed this in Osogbo at a sensitisation forum for media executives and reporters ahead of the Osun state governorship poll on Wednesday, September 5, Punch reports.
The news outlet reports further that the REC’s speech was read at the forum by Venerable Stephen Ojewande, the director of voter education,
He said: “The Osun State governorship election must be used to send a very strong message to vote buyers and sellers as well as other perpetrators of criminal activities during elections.”
NAIJ.com had reported that the national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiohmole described the forthcoming Osun state governorship election as a walk-over for the party, saying it is confident to emerge victorious.
Oshiohmole told state house correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday, that APC had no political challenges in Osun as the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, was at home with the people.
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