Nigeria Elections 2015 Tinubu, Fashola planning to bribe Lagos monarchs, PDP alleges

The PDP stated that the bribes would be handed out today, March 25, and would serve as inducement for the royals ahead of the upcoming general elections.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu of planning to bribe monarchs in the state.

The PDP stated that the bribes would be handed out today, March 25, and would serve as inducement for the royals ahead of the upcoming general elections.

The allegations were made via a statement released by Lagos PDP spokesperson, Taofeek Gani.

It reads:

“We have been reliably informed by our source that the state governor has scheduled to meet monarchs in the state to induce or coerce them to adopt APC. He has also deducted N6bn from local government and state government accounts to compromise about 5,000 corpers and INEC officers on the day of elections at outlined voting and collation centres.”

“Some corpers have already collected the money, which the governor calls support allowance. Some honest corpers have let us know this and that an offer of N200,000 per polling unit is planned for the Election Day by the governor who sent his lobbyists to them.”

 “We caution governor Fashola not to victimize any monarch as he may just commit a sacrilege with spiritual consequence. On our part, we shall resist any unconventional way to defeat us in these elections. We shall resist any victimization of our voters.”

“We shall ensure that votes for PDP are cast and not compromised. We are indeed presently considering reporting Fashola to the National Human Rights Commission for violating the people’s rights to express and vote candidates of their choice.”

The Lagos APC spokesperson, Joe Igbokwe has however denied the allegation terming it a joke with no substance.

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