Vote-buying can not stop now in our Democracy– Oluwo of Iwo
The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has declared that vote buying can not stop in the Nigerian democracy with the way politicians run the system.
The monarch opined that the menace could not stop until the government do the needful and allowed the people to enjoy the dividends of democracy.
The traditional ruler stated this after casting his vote at Unit 1 Ward 2, in Iwo town Iwo Local Government.
He said,” vote buying is a challenge to democracy. The populace does not have hope. They are getting what they can get. It is a bad situation. We do not know when to get out of it. The new breeds of politicians will help us to get out of it but people are hungry. They need food. Vote buying cannot stop now until we see real dividends of democracy
“My domain is peaceful. I have told them nobody should stay home. They should show their voting strength. We want to see our strength. Nobody should stay home and watch television.”
The monarch maintained his stance on delivering over 90,000 votes for the All Progressives Congress, Governor Gboyega Oyetola. He was said to have earlier promised to deliver for the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The traditional ruler, who noted that kings should be political, said he canvassed votes for Oyetola because of his prompt payment of salaries.
He said, “I am confident of delivering 90,000 votes. It is not easy for the governor to move from the status quo and do what is right. He has been paying full salary. Osun is a civil servant state and the people depend on salaries.
“He has been paying debt inherited and didn’t use the money for frivolities. I have told my people to vote for the APC and they will vote for APC. The governor is doing a great job. I believe the person doing a great job should continue. I want all persons to vote peacefully.”