PDP Tells EFCC To Investigate Oshiomhole For Suspected Vote Buying

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The former Governor of Edo State, Senator Adams Oshiomhole, has been recommended to be investigated by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for suspected vote-buying.

The Kwara State branch of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the appeal following Oshiomhole’s statement on the happenings of the 2019 general elections.

During the book launch of the party’s former national vice chairman, Salihu Lukman, from the North West region, Oshiomohle, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stated that the APC spent a total of N2.4 billion to secure victory in the 2019 governorship elections in various states.

He specifically said that N800 million was granted to Imo, Ogun, Kwara, and Taraba as a result of strong opposition leaders in those states.

While serving as the APC’s national chairman, Oshiomohle was embroiled in a fierce spat with former Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki, who defected to the PDP.

The party’s state candidates forced him to clash with former Ogun State governor Ibikunle Amosun and former Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha.

The Kwara PDP, on the other hand, issued a statement on Thursday through its state publicity secretary, Olusegun Olusola Adewara, encouraging the EFCC to launch an inquiry against Senator Oshiomhole as soon as possible.

We are vindicated by Oshiomhole’s public admission that the 2019 elections in Kwara were rigged to dislodge Saraki.

“However, we want to assert that Oshiomhole’s public confession of indulging in vote-buying politics constitutes a serious breach of Nigerian law,” the opposition party noted.

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.