2023 Governorhip Election

PDP On Vote-Buying Spree In Delta Streets

Victoria Akporierie, Reporting

AHEAD of the March 18 governorship and House of Assembly polls, agents of the desperate Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday evening, flooded some streets in Warri for votes-buying.

The PDP agents, sighted by our reporter on Saturday with a black jeep around 5:00p.m at Okandeji Street in Ginuwa area of Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, promised to transfer N200,000 to residents of each streets.

The residents were then enjoined to cast their votes for the party’s governorship candidate, Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori come March 18.

To facilitate disbursement of the N200,000, the residents were made to form two queues – one for each gender to write down their names with their phone numbers attached.

PDP On Vote-Buying Spree In Delta Streets

The PDP agents

Leader of the PDP agents said the N200,000 would be forwarded to a leader selected in the street who’ll then call each person on the lists to request their account details and forward their shares of the largesse to them.

Names of the PDP agents could not be gotten, but they insisted that the voters in the area should make the wise choice of voting Oborevwori as the next Delta State governor come March 18, 2023.

“Wetin make us come here today na to come meet una tell una say make una vote for Sheriff Oborevwori as the next governor of our State.

Speaking in pidgin, one of the agents said: “Sheriff na good man and we go drop N200,000 for both the men and women wey dey this street, so abeg make una make sure say, una vote for am.

“Make una no vote APC oo, they nor get anything to offer una.”

Our reporter, who also wrote down her name on the female list, observed that there were 89 women on the female list and 75 men on the male list.

The N200,000 promised to be given upfront is to be shared N100,000 each between the male and female lists.

With 89 women on the female list and 75 on the male list, each person is expected not to get up to N2000 each.

They were told that the credit alerts with begin to hit their bank accounts from Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, some residents of the street, who queued up to write down their names and phone numbers, said that no matter the amount that would be transferred to them, they would still go to the poll and vote for the candidate of their choices.

One of the residents simply identified as Precious, said, “I’m not sure each person will receive more than N1000; because about 89 women and 75 men wrote down their names.

“So, if you divide the money among the 164 persons that wrote down their names, one person won’t get more than N1000 including PoS charges.”

Stonix News recalled that since the PDP lost out in the February 25 Presidential Election in the state despite having Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the Vice presidential candidate, the party fortunes have been on the decline and has become jittery ahead of the March 18 Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

To reverse the misfortune, Governor Okowa has suddenly approved N400 million to 40 mission schools and adopted the domestication of the Federal Act of 65-year or 40 years in service retirement age for teachers in the state.

There are also reports that some civil servants in the state, during the week, received credits of N10,000 described as Excess Internally Generated Revenue in their bank accounts which many have described as strange.

VIDEO: Residents writing down their names and phone numbers on the female list:

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