Bayelsa State, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Cleopas Moses has cried out against fake credit alerts sent to some delegates ahead of today’s governorship primaries in the state.
Hon. Cleopas said the one million naira false alert in a declaration on Sunday is a hopeless move by two aspirants to hoodwink the delegates to vote for them.
The Chairman said, some of the delegates have started receiving the fake alerts with a promise that they can access the money by Wednesday this week after the fate of the two would have been decided by them.
Describing the action as a political fraud,the Chairman further noted that it is the height of desperation and called on anti-graft agencies to investigate the issue and make those behind it to face the long arm of the law.
He said the problem amounts to purchasing blackmail and vote, which he pointed out is a severe offense in the electoral system of the nation with very punitive actions against the guilty.
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The PDP helmsman wondered why the duo would participate all because of power in such huge and outright electoral fraud, adding that they lack the credibility and morality needed to govern a state like Bayelsa.
He stressed that all the aspirants have been given the opportunity to interface with the delegates in the various hotels, but the duo rather than convince the delegates decided to use this tactics so as to fraudulently win the party’s ticket.
Hon. Cleopas called on Bayelsans, especially PDP delegates to be weary of cunning characters who are only interested in converting the commonwealth of the people to theirs.
He maintained that these are not the kind Bayelsans need and urged the people to use the coming governorship primary to reject and finally retire them from politics.
“We got a very disturbing report of how two aspirants are sending fake bank alerts to some delegates to make them vote for them on Tuesday.
“This is desperation taken too far. We feel that if they are popular then that is not the road to travel. Allowing them access to the delegates like others is to sell their manifesto and not engage in what is clearly vote buying.
“We call on the EFCC and ICPC to investigate this issue and bring those behind the fraudulent bank alerts to book.
”On our part as a party we will not condone such actions that are capable of putting us in bad light,” the statement said.