LP to voters: be wary of ‘rice-sharing-politicians’

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Jul 25th, 2014
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The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, has warned voters to be wary of politicians, who are distributing rice.

Akinbade said the trend was a cheap way of manipulating the people’s mind, warning that if the voters fall for their “Greek gift,” they could be put in another four agonising years.

The LP candidate, in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Kayode Oladeji, described the development as an insult on the psyche of well-meaning people.

“Were they distributing these rice and kerosene before? It is nothing but a tactical ploy by these politicians to mortgage the future of the public,” he said.

He argued that if the politicians had good intentions and programmes for the people, they would not be distributing the rice.

“Politicians engaging in such an act are only afraid of their shadows. They know too well that with somebody like me in the race, the tide will be in my favour. I have God and the people; so rice or no rice, I will win by the grace of the people and the valued support of our people.”

Akinbade said  the deployment of heavy security in the August 9 polls would allow  for a peaceful conduct of the exercise.

Besides, he  urged the people not to be swayed by the antics of his opponents, particularly the PDP, about their  rumoured alliance, insisting that he would never enter into any alliance with the party or its candidate.

According to his media aide, Akinbade spoke at Ile-Ogbo, Ayedire Local Government area, while addressing the people during his campaign tour.

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