BY Victor Akinkuolie Ado-Ekiti
Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, members of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) have embarked on a road show to campaign against vote- buying and other election malpractices during the election.
The campaign led by the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the state, Dr Wole Oluyide, said the party resolved to embark on the campaign to work against vote -buying in order to win the election.
The candidate maintained that the party’s manifesto was ingeniously crafted in such a way that would disentangle the populace from poverty caused by unemployment , economic deprivation, lack of infrastructure and bad governance.
He appealed to the voters to resist attempt by desperate politicians to buy their conscience through vote -buying,, saying this tactic would fail them in the coming election.
Oluyede spoke yesterday during a rally in Ado Ekiti that was attended by huge crowd of party supporters and admirers across the 16 local government areas of the state.
The rally, which started at Ajilosun area of the Ado Ekiti metropolis by ADC supporters brought about traffic snarl along Ado-Ikere-Akure road for over three hours.
Addressing the crowd, Oluyede, said the ADC was resolute to dismantle the castle of poverty, unemployment, exclusion and insecurity brought to Ekiti.
Oluyede said : “They said they are bringing thuggery, but God has arrested them for us. They even threatened that we shouldn’t organise this rally, but they failed. Nobody’s blood will be shed in this election by the grace of God.
“Don’t fall for their money, God won’t allow you to eat the food of your enemies. This time, God has reclaimed Ekiti for us. We are not in any way rattled by their threats, because you are behind me.
” Let us go home and campaign house- to -house. Tell the people that the party that will bring joy, peace and love has come. The time for economic prosperity and abundance is coming. Let us be serious with our campaigns, because winning Ekiti from these people is possible”.