Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday alleged that some Yoruba leaders collected money from some politicians, with the aim of persuading their subjects to vote for the financiers.
Speaking in Yoruba at the APC campaign rally in Shomolu Local Government, Fashola said: “The Yorubas need to think. Some Yoruba leaders have betrayed us-the Yorubas because of money.
‘’This election is for freedom. And this was how it happened in the past which prompted the late Herbert Ogunde, who titled one of his songs ‘Yoruba think.’ The money is blood money. And posterity will judge them for that action.”
The governor noted that their action will not affect the outcome of the polls because Nigerians have resolved to change the government at the centre.
Fashola added that the Presidential election billed for Saturday, March 28 will be historical. “This will be the first time since independence that Nigerians will be changing a government that has failed to perform its responsibilities to its citizens. Previously, it is the military that does that for us.”
Fashola also warned voters not to leave the polling booths after casting their votes, saying; “There is nothing that stops you from waiting at the polling units after casting your vote. But the electoral law prohibits campaign for vote at the polling units.
“Asking electorate to stay 300 meters away from the polling units is like asking one to stay away from the polling units three times the length of a football field. And one cannot see what is happening”.
He added:“Those who said you should stay away from the polling units are reading the electoral act wrongly. And they planned to rig the election”