The President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, on Friday urged the electorate in Osun state to reject any form of inducement by politicians during Saturday’s governorship election.
Okei-Odumakin, who spoke to newsmen in Osogbo, lamented that the act of voter inducement and vote buying was gaining ground in the country’s elections.
She then called on the voters in Osun to engage governorship candidates based on issues and only vote for parties and candidates with a clear agenda for the development of the state.
According to her, the group had employed, trained and would be deploying many of its observers, across the 30 local government areas of Osun State to observe the election.
“As we all look forward to the election, we cannot but alert Nigerians of the fact that the act of voter inducement and vote buying is gaining ground in our elections.
“We are therefore using this medium, to urge Osun State voters to reject any form of inducement by politicians but should rather engage the Governorship candidates based on issues that they care about and only vote for parties and candidates who have a clear agenda for the development of Osun State.
“We do hope, that this election, will stand as another true test, for us as Nigerians, as we prepare for the crucial 2023 General election in the country,” she concluded.
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