Mr Wale Alabi, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, on Regional Integration, on Saturday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not be involved in vote buying.
Alabi said that the vote buying popularly called “See and Buy’’ in the local parlance, would not take place during the Sept.22 governorship election in the state.
The SSA made the statement during the inauguration of campaign team – Osun R-Connect (a voluntary group in the APC), to sensitise and remind the people of the state of what APC government had done so far.
He said that Aregbesola’s administration would still do more thereby, calling for the re-election of APC government in the state.
Alabi, who also doubled as the head of the R-Connect group, said the APC was not in any way nurturing the idea or embracing the system of ‘see and buy’ in the coming governorship election.
“If anybody is having or nurturing or wanting to embrace the system of ‘see and buy’, that will not be APC.
“Some other political parties are sleeping in their houses because they have the mindset that on the Election Day, they will just bring out money and buy votes.
“The APC, in spite of the fact that we have done a lot for the people of Osun, we are still not relenting on our efforts, as we are going out, talking to people, canvassing and begging them to let the development brought about by the APC government continue.
“We don’t believe in ‘see and buy’ and will never be part of it because vote buying has never been our way of handling things,’’ he said.
According to him, the R-Connect group (a social media group) is going all out to sensitise the general public to vote for APC government.
“The APC government has brought infrastructure and human development to the state and has given a lot to the people, so we think this is the right time for us to ask them to continue with the party.
“We are entering the markets and all the nooks and crannies of the state and local government areas to appeal to people to vote for APC so that the good work will continue,’’ he said.
Alabi said the campaign would continue till the day the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said all political campaigns should end.