The Director-General of Olusola Oke Campaign Organisation (OOCO), Dr. Dare Bada yesterday accused Governor Olusegun Mimiko of setting aside N10 billion for vote trading during the election.
His words: “We know Mimiko is buying voters’ cards; we know he is distributing rice to induce voters and we are aware he has squandered the money of the state on propaganda, purchase of voters’ cards and ballot papers.
“INEC guideline is clear on the amount a party can spend in an election. It is clear that it is only the incumbent who could have largesse to throw around.”
He said in an attempt to sell its bad candidate, the Labour Party has decided to deploy emergency tactics all in attempt to steal votes.
“We call on INEC to immediately arrest the members of the Mimiko Campaign Organisation through which the governor has been spending the stolen resources of the state,” he said.
He said Mimiko has repeatedly boasted that he is ready to buy votes, knowing full well that he will lose the next election.
Bada said the PDP will continue to play by the rules and not engage in the emergency tactics of the LP in an attempt to rig the October 20 election.
Also, he assured that the PDP candidate, Olusola Oke, will defeat Governor Mimiko in October 20 election, because Mimiko has failed to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Bada said the party’s strength lies in the people of the state who have been expressing willingness to chase out the present administration and vote for PDP in the Saturday’s election.
Contrary to the story making the rounds that the PDP has earmarked money for the election, Bada said the rich grassroots support, goodwill, past achievements of the party and poor performance of Mimiko and the Labour Party will earn it victory.