By: AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that no circumstance will push it to descend to vote buying in any election, no matter the machination of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said it 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.
“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.
“The PDP 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,” it said.
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.
Moreover, the 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.
National Publicity Secretary