From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
With the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State barely a month, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on the electorate in the state to vote with their conscience and not to be swayed by monetary inducement from politicians.
President, Rights Monitoring Group (RMG), Comrade Olufemi Aduwo told airport journalists at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, MMA, Lagos yesterday that in a bid for the state not to lose its progress track, the electorate should eschew political affiliation in deciding who to vote for in the forthcoming election.
Aduwo alleged that some moneybags without enterprise have started camping in the state, strategising on how to rig the forthcoming election and urged the electorate to be vigilant of their environment.
He emphasised that it is pertinent for the electorate to vote for the best candidate with track records, most trusted one with a noble character and virtues as well as the most brazenly determined to genuinely change the fortune of the state.
He said “They should know that they are the ultimate authority to decide who would govern them and manage their commonwealth very effectively.
“This becomes necessary in order that the state may not lose the track of its ever respected progressive inclinations in politics. It is important to stress here again that party affiliation should not count for the people of Ekiti as they file out to decide the direction which the state political power will go in the coming governorship election.
Already, indications are rife that some multi billionaires without enterprise have started camping in Ekiti and pitching tent with rabble-rousing politicians while attempting to educate the already informed people on who they should elect as governor, come June.”
He said from intelligence reports, monies are being shared to the most vulnerable voters amid whispers that some billions had been budgeted for the election at the instance of money bags.
“Ekiti people, we believe, know too well that a heavy investment by the strange billionaires on Ekiti governorship election amounts to an attempt to mortgage the future of the state for individuals who had no blood link with any part of the state. This is our worry for the ever progressive people of Ekiti, a reason we felt obliged to drum it hard on the people to shun unstable elements and candidates who, if voted into power by June, would unleash great yoke on the state.”