The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, the government was buying votes ahead of the 2019 election. They said that the ruling party was canvassing votes through the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s visit to various part of the State.
In a statement on Wednesday by its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, PDP, said the VP’s recent visit to some markets in Lagos and doling out N10,000 cash to traders was an inducement.
The PDP stated that the Trader Moni empowerment scheme was “a clear action of pre-election vote-buying with the intent of buying the conscience of the traders to vote the APC in the state.”
It also described Osinbajo’s visit to Afrika Shrine as “an obvious manifestation of desperation and jitters”.
“We have no doubt that Lagosians will not vote the APC in 2019,” the statement read adding that traders could collect the money but they should vote their conscience.
PDP also reacted to explanation by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, that he was not funding Buhari’s re-election.
The PDP alleged that Buhari gave Fashola three ministerial portfolios because the former Lagos governor funded APC presidential campaign in 2015.
“This is one reason the President put Fashola, a lawyer, in charge of three hurriedly harmonised engineering ministries.
“No wonder the three sectors he is in charge of have recorded very abysmal performances,” the party fumed.
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