Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde wants the electorate to refrain from selling their conscience during the forthcoming election so as to elect credible leaders who are poised for good governance.
Mr. Makinde said this in Ogo-Oluwa Local Government during a consultation with the traditional rulers and the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the area in continuation of his campaign for the March 2nd governorship and house of assembly election.
He noted that he was worried by the trend of vote-trading in Nigerian politics and urged people to shun vote trading to prevent the emergence of politicians who were in politics for their selfish interest.
Mr. Makinde told the electorate in the forthcoming polls not to sell their conscience for another four years.
He said, “If they bring money before election, collect it and vote your conscience, voting against your conscience means you have sold your birthright for another four years”.
Mr. Makinde promised to operate an open door policy which would bring development to the grassroots if given the mandate.
The PDP governorship hopeful therefore tasked the stakeholders in the area to educate people on the electioneering processes with a view to electing candidates that would spread dividends of democracy to the area.
In a remark, Oniwo Ate of Iwo Ate, Oba Isiaka Rasak said it was time to pay the PDP back for all the past laudable projects the party’s representatives brought to the people in the area.
Oba Rasak called for rehabilitation of roads linking the area to the city and establishment of tertiary institution in the rural area to develop the grassroots.