An agent of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been arrested by security operatives for allegedly attempting to buy votes in the ongoing governorship election in Osun State, southwest Nigeria.
The PDP agent was arrested after attempting to distribute money to voters at the Obada area of Ede in Ede Local Government Area of the state.
Concise News understands that PDP Candidate Senator Ademola Adeleke, who represents Osun West at the Nigerian Senate is from Ede.
We had reported earlier that Senator Adeleke got accredited and voted at 8.08am at Abogunde Ward 5, Unit 9 in Ede.
The lawmaker is challenging the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Isiaka Oyetola; Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party, Fatai Akinbade of the African Democratic Congress, and Adeoti Moshood of Action Democratic Party for the seat currently occupied by Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Senator Adeleke had expressed optimism that he would emerge the winner of the election if the process is free and fair.
“I am very optimistic, that I am going to win this election. All the allegations levelled against me are false. They tried to make sure that I did not contest this election. I am qualified, I have all it takes,” the 58-year-old said in an interview after he voted.