…says civil servants fall for lies, propaganda , antics of PDP
Osogbo – Governor Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, has blamed his loss in the July 16 governorship election in Osun State on thestate civil servants.
Oyetola said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan.
Omipidan in the statement said the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not win theelection because the civil servants fell for the lies, antics and propaganda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The statement was a response to a claim by a member of the House of Representatives, Bamidele Salam, who alleged that the Osun 2022 gubernatorial election was the most monetised in the history of elections in Osun State.
Bamidele, who is representing Ede South, Ede North, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the Green chamber and who was also the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent at the Osun guber result declaration, stated that his claim was based on the fact that massive vote buying was perpetrated during the voting exercise.
Salam, while appearing on Channels TV programme, The Gavel on Sunday, noted that despite the massive claims of vote buying, the electorate collected the money and still voted according to their conscience.
Salam, who held that theelection was a referendum on a sitting government, added that the people issued the Adegboyega Oyetola administration a verdict of failure.
“Theelection of 2018 was won by Senator Ademola Adeleke and the electorate decided to reiterate their decision in 2022 by voting for him again.
“There was massive vote buying by the All Progressives Congress (APC) agents, if not, the margin between the results of thePDP and APC would have been higher.
“Election stipulates that the electorate must vote for something better and different,” he said.
He also alleged that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola did not abide by the promises he made in his inaugural address on November 26, 2018.
“He promised to set up nine agro parks in the federal constituencies in theState and he has not done any yet.
“He also promised to rehabilitate the Osogbo-Iwo road which he did not work on,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Oyetola has called on his supporters to remain calm, and the people of thestate to go about their businesses without let or hindrance.
The governor also called on security operatives to ensure the maintenance of law and order.