Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has urged would-be voters to safeguard their Permanent Voter Cards ahead of the July 16 gubernatorial election, accusing other All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants of attempting to steal their PVCs.
On Thursday, while touring Ila Federal Constituency, Mr Oyetola also urged APC members to keep their membership registration slips ahead of the party’s primary.
He appealed to them not to allow anyone to deceive them with a ”fake loan” to still steal their PVCs from them.
“I implore you to keep the party’s registration slip issued during the accreditation exercise and your voter’s card safe. With the look of things, it seems that the party will opt for direct primary,” noted the Osun governor. “If it is so, the membership slip will be used for the exercise. Some people want to collect your PVC and membership slip with the pretence to give you a loan.”
He added, “They are all liars, the loan that they did not give you two years ago. They are lying to give you months to the election. They are promising you food now. They are liars. We started our food support programme last April and did not stop it.”
In his remarks, the Orangun of Ila, Oba Abdul Oyedotun, said the governor’s achievements in developing the state were enough testimonies for him to be reelected.
Mr Oyedotun, who noted that the governor would triumph in the election, said the electorate was behind him.
“Your achievements speak for themselves, and we are proud of what you have done. Your second term ambition will be successful, and whoever tries to stand in your way will not witness your success story,” said the ruler. “Don’t despair, our ancestors were faced with travails, and they emerged triumphant. You shall overcome yours too. Your detractors will witness your success, and you will triumph over them.”