The large scale of electoral fraud perpetrated by the gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the just concluded governorship election in Ogun State, Mr Oladipupo Adebutu, was scary and unthinkable.
This large scale electoral malpractice beats the imagination of many residents of the State, who continued to wonder the state of mind of the self-acclaimed farmer.
The monumental fraud committed by Oladipupo Adebutu and his cohorts in PDP was in two folds, while he led the gang that compromised the electoral process in fragrant disobedience to the electoral law, Adebutu also scammed many electorate.
Many unsuspecting and gullible electorate, who ignorantly fell for his gimmicks of vote buying have been crying around the town on how the credit cards used by Adebutu to buy votes eventually turned out to be mere fraud.
Thousands of the victims on social media narrated their ordeals, as the initial promise of Adebutu and his gang that the credit cards carry a monetary value of ten thousand naira became farce.
While some were lucky to get N1,500 on the cards many could not get a dime, forcing them to start calling out the PDP candidate on different social media platforms.
Point-blankly, Adebutu and his party, the PDP, has brought unimaginable disgrace to Ogun State and as well polluted the democratic environment in the most shameless manner.
Such a character must not be allowed to participate in an electoral process again. Also, his case should be used as a deterrent to others like him who are hell bent to get to the corridor of power through the backdoor, after realizing they are not popular among the people and their attendant paucity of intellectual capacity.
It is obvious that somebody with this degree of electoral fraud on his neck lacks the moral standing to discredit any democratic process, to that end, Adebutu and his gang should immediately apologize to the people of Ogun State with that charade called protest they embarked upon on Tuesday
They must quickly stop their cheap blackmail against INEC with the satanic notion of compelling the commission into submission, such campaign of calumny will never work.
Samson Odubiyi writes from Abeokuta.