The leadership of People Democratic Party, PDP has disclosed that the All Progressives Congress APC spend billions of naira just to win the 2018 governorship election.
South West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the outcome of the result of the governorship election held in Ekiti State on Saturday.
The party blamed the Nigeria Police Force for allegedly allowing the malpractice that led to the defeat of their candidate.
PDP said police gave an opportunity to the members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to be sharing money to buy votes.
The National Vice Chairman of the PDP, Dr . Eddy Olafeso, spoke with journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Sunday.
He alleged that the APC spent N18 billion on the election, declaring that the winner of the election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi deserved no congratulation message from the PDP.
He said, “We have witnessed what happened in Ekiti State, despite our crying and screaming to the Nigerian people that the APC government was coming to Ekiti to destroy and disrupt democracy, to rig elections and to muscle us out and they eventually scientifically carried out what we have been warning the Nigerian people about.
”What transpired in Ekiti is not democracy but a complete rape of democracy and the will of the people. It is rather unfortunate we witnessed this despite the fact that APC bequeathed to this nation .
”This is a prelude to what we should be expecting in 2019, we have been rigged out , we have been muscled out with the connivance of the police force in particular. The police gave coverage for the open corruption that APC stalwarts got involved in Ekiti State.
”They chased all our agents away and put on their neck PDP agents tags and signed across all documents for them but one day truth will come out. We rejected in totality the outcome of Ekiti election.
”This is the limit of corruption and we warned before the election that the Abacha loot that is being taken and distributed without any appropriation is going to find its way to Ekiti. It was like a trading place and they turned our democracy upside down.
”This is rather unfortunate and they are going to severely pay for it because this history will not go unchecked and we are going to do everything possible to ensure that we cleanse the whole country as soon as we come into power in 2019.”
Following the aftermath of Ekiti State governorship election, apostle Johnson Suleman made some prophecy about the election.
Lauretta Onochie who has been doing the underground job for President Buhari has chosen to swipe apostle Johnson Suleman.
Apostle Johnson Suleman (Middle)
The Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has reacted to the prophecy of the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, on Ekiti election.
In the prophecy, Apostle Suleman said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP would emerge winner of the just concluded election.
However, a reverse was the case on Saturday as the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Kayode Fayemi was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Reacting, Onochie described the Cleric as not being in talking terms with God.
According to her, “God will continue to disgrace Pastors who tell lies with God’s name.’
Onochie tweeted, “God told me expressly that APC is finished in Nigeria & you will see how God will disgrace them in Ekiti. They will lose heavily~Apostle Suleiman May 2018.
“A ‘Pastor’ who is not in talking terms with God but who continues to lie with God’s name. God will continue to disgrace them.”
It has been discovered that political parties in Ekiti State are doing all within their power to win the ongoing election.
Many voters received cash and other gifts from politicians yesterday to vote for particular candidates in today’s election.
Some beneficiaries of the largesse, who spoke to The Nations Newspaper on condition of anonymity, said they got the sum of N4,000 each.
The Nation Newspaper correspondents, who were at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) office where newsmen were being accredited, noticed that people were streaming in and out of the Old Governor’s Office in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Those seen going in and out of the premises were mostly youths as well as middle-aged men and women.
While some ran into the premises apparently to get there before the sharing ended, others walked briskly towards an inner building.
A woman was overheard raining curses on some people she claimed collected money twice.
She wondered why some would collect twice while others were yet to collect once.
“A vehicle will kill all of those that collected twice!” she cursed in a feat of anger.
Reminded by The Nation Correspondent that as a mother she ought not to curse people, she retorted: “The cheating is too much. Some people have not collected while some have collected twice. It is not fair.”
When our correspondent sought to know who was sharing the money, she said: “I am not a radio. Leave me alone. I am annoyed.”
She then walked away.
Several people were seen trying to gain access to the gated inner building within the premises.
Those that were coming out of the building were heard telling those outside that they must be sure of the wards they were registered to vote.
Someone was overheard saying that a permanent voter card (PVC) was required to receive the cash.
Some of the voters were seen grumbling that they could not locate their names on the list.
Those whose names were not in the list were asked to go to different locations where the money for their wards was being shared.
A young man who was coming out of the premises was asked if he had collected his own money.
He was initially reluctant to respond. But when our correspondent spoke to him in Ekiti language, he opened up.
He said his name was not found in the ward list, and that he was directed to another ward.
Asked how much was being given out, he said as he hurriedly left: “Some get N2,000, others get N4,000.”
A woman was seen telling her friend that without her voter’s card, she would not be given the money.
A group of four women were seen talking animatedly. Three of them had succeeded in collecting their cash, but the fourth woman could not collect hers because she did not go there with her PVC.
Consoling her, the other women said: “After all, you collected rice yesterday. At least you got something.”
More people soon gathered at the entrance, banging on the gate. They accused those that were giving out the money inside the building of planning to pocket whatever was left.
Some shouted: “Ole! Ole! (thief! thief!”)
A female security guard opened the gate soon after and everyone trooped into the compound, pushing and shoving. The gate was shut again as more people gathered.
A middle-aged bearded man, apparently a party leader, warned those who had collected theirs and were leaving not to allow any “APC member” near the place.
Looking around as if to identify “APC members” outside the premises, he shouted: “Don’t allow any APC member near here! If any APC member comes near here, I will break his head!”
Empty packs of F1100 Power Torch Fero Mobile phones littered the scene and around the Old Governor’s Office. It was not immediately clear if the phones were earlier shared to would be voters.
The Ekiti governorship election is seen a two-horse race between the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Dr Kayode Fayemi and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka.
A party agent in the ongoing governorship election in Ekiti was reportedly bath with acid by another party agent during an argument.
It was pure drama that took place at a polling unit in Ekiti State this morning after a party agent poured acid on his counterpart following a misunderstanding during the ongoing governorship election.
The incident has left many observers completely shocked as security agents beef up security in the area.
According to SituationRoomNg which posted the photo and story in Twitter, the incident occurred at Polling Unit 01, Ward 001, Udi in Ado Ekiti today.