The governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy in next Saturday’s election in Osun State, Sunday Fajinmi, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to disqualify the candidates of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party for breaking electoral guidelines.
According to Fajinmi, violence and excessive spending were two of the several reasons why INEC should disqualify the APC candidate, Rauf Aregbesola, and the PDP candidate, Iyiola Omisore, from taking part in Saturday’s election.
He said, “The AD is prepared according to the guidelines of INEC. We are not breaking any law and we are not given to flamboyant style of politics because we belong to the masses. We are not like the APC and the PDP that are flaunting their wealth in a country where poverty is starring us in the face.
“The maximum that a party can spend on an election, according to INEC is N200m. How then can they justify the sharing of rice, kerosene and huge sums of money to the people of the state during an election period in order to buy their conscience?
“To me, the two parties have broken the rule of the election. We have the information that the APC and the PDP are buying voter cards from the youths with money ranging from N10,000 to N30,000. People have come to tell us this. The only way out is to vote out Aregbesola and stop the PDP from taking over Osun State.
“I am not intimidated by the noise about the APC and the PDP as likely winners of the election. We will compete fairly but those parties should be disqualified from the election. My position is that with the level of violence that both parties have brought to the state and violation of electoral guidelines, the PDP and the APC should be banned from taking part in the election.”