The candidate of the Young Progressives Party in the just concluded Ondo State Governorship election, Dotun Ojon has decried the irregularities that transpired during the election, stressing that “the money of the ruling class won their votes”
It should be noted that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu was declared the winner after securing the highest votes in the election.
In a statement on Monday which was obtained by The News Chronicle, Dotun averred that the vote-buying that happened during the election has further shown the level of poverty in the state.
In apart, the statement reads: “On the 12th of June of this year we summoned the courage to communicate our commitment to a new ideal that must be birthed in Nigeria; and this received a lot of support.
“Just within those four months, we were able to revive the hope of many and show a new direction of leadership in the State.
He said “It is my ‘destiny’ to lead Ondo State to prosperity and no amount of discouragement can dissuade us from doing this now and in the future.
“The visible vote-buying that happened in the election has further shown the level of poverty in our community and our focus immediately after now will be how to genuinely address this – first within the women folks.
“We are more determined to push for a better society even in the face of obvious communal decay.
“We met men who wanted us to sell our birthright and sacrifice what we are standing for. They mentioned some amounts they thought could derail us but we found pride in our pursuit and kept the sanctity of the political party we represent,” he said.