Ekiti Polls: Nigerians react to Fayose’s rice gift
With barely one week to the governorship election in Ekiti State on 21 June, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ayo Fayose, began sharing branded bag of rice to electorate.
Fayose’s latest campaign method have however attracted many comments on the social media, especially on Twitter.
Nasir El-Rufai @elrufai wrote on his account: “PDP bribes you in one day & then loots treasury for the next 4 years,” he tweeted.
Popular Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde said such act should be punishable under the law. “Isn’t sharing of things during Elections by political parties Bribery and corruption/manipulation?why is this not a crime under the Law,?” @Realomosexy tweeted.
Tony Atambi Esq. said sharing bags of rice was not acceptable. “Whether it was Fayose or Fayemi that gave those bags of rice, it is unjustified. We should move away from this kind of politics,” he wrote.
Ògbẹ́ni Dípò said Fayose was not the only candidate sharing rice. “We must be clear that it is not just AYO FAYOSE who doles out rice and beans to citizens. Most of our politicians do this.”
Abang Mercy wrote: “And Ayo Fayose of PDP is donating rice, stealing the future of our people… Stomach infrastructure democracy. We have work to do really,” she tweeted.