Friday, 11 July 2014

Osun commissioner alleges sale of voters’ cards

Osun State commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs, Mr Stephen Kola-Balogun has expressed concern over alleged dubious act of collection of voters’ cards from youths and the elderly people by some  politicians across the state.
Speaking with newsmen in Osogbo, Kola-Balogun described the scenario as undemocratic, wicked and criminal.
He warned politicians to desist from such action or be ready to face the wrath of the law.
According to him, some people are currently collecting voters’ cards of youths in exchange for N10,000 while the elderly ones are being tricked to submit their voters’ card for peanuts.
Kola-Balogun posited that selling and buying of voters’ cards is a new approach to rigging and must be discouraged for democracy to thrive.
He said: “as the Commissioner for Youths and Special Needs in the state, the unfolding scenario is not acceptable, it is criminal and no reasonable government will watch the vulnerable being dubiously exploited without moving against it”.
While calling on youths not to sell their future, Kola-Balogun called on law enforcement agents to investigate the matter and bring to book those found culpable.

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