THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed that no circumstance will push it to descend to vote to buy in any election, “no matter the machination of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
According to a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Tuesday, the main opposition party never bought any vote in the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti state “like the APC did and that the leadership of the party will never allow such practice under any guise.”
PDP added: “Consequently, members of the APC who are going about media houses and claiming that their party bought votes in response to some parties that engaged in such practice are certainly not responding to the PDP.”
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The statement said the party spent its resources and energy on a democratic campaign that preceded the Ekiti election and never set up kiosks for the “see and buy of votes as the APC unabashedly did.”
The PDP, however, vowed that it will never allow the APC to get away with its crass abuse of democratic norms through which it suppressed the will of the Ekiti people and appropriated victory to itself in the governorship election.
PDP restated its position that the Ekiti election marks the last time anybody or party will use any means whatsoever to manipulate it out at the polls, particularly in the forthcoming Osun governorship election and the 2019 general elections.
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