Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party in the state of a plan to buy vote in the Saturday by-election in the state.
According to APC in a statement by its spokesperson, Seye Oladejo, findings have revealed that PDP has perfected plans to buy vote from individuals at the rate of N5000.
The ruling party also called on security agents “to be vigilant to arrest any situation that is capable of disrupting the electoral process and INEC to remain impartial and deliver on their responsibility to the nation.”
APC’s statement followed protest by some residents of the Lagos East constituency made up of five local governments, who alleged plan by the opposition to buy votes.
The residents, however, asked the INEC, Nigeria Police and other security agencies to be on alert, warning that they would resist any plot to undermine the process.
But the PDP has dismissed the allegation, describing it as “laughable and unbelievable.”
Meanwhile, the PDP said APC was only afraid of her defeat in the coming election.
Spokesman of the PDP, Taofiq Gani, said all votes would be voluntarily given to PDP “to reflect the disenchantment with the APC candidates who have displayed highest level of desperation to contest in areas they do not qualify to so contest.”