The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the act of vote-buying, with a repudiation to the allegation leveled against the party during the recently conducted Ekiti State gubernatorial election.
In a statement, the party’s publicity secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun said the practice of vote-buying should be discouraged to allow democracy grow.
It said that APC was in possession of documentary and electronic evidences to prove that Governor Ayo Fayose, Olusola and PDP purchased votes to influence the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election.
The election was won by the APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who has since been declared governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party also urged media houses to be fair in hearing all parties involved in the election, saying that selective treatment of issues is a denial of fair hearing for correct public judgment.
They praised people of the state for voting the party’s candidate, saying the gesture would ginger Fayemi to continue with programmes aimed at lifting Ekiti people out of poverty.