ONDO POLL: 70-year-old man refuses to vote over 12 years of total blackout in community
There was a mild drama in Ondo state during the gubernatorial election as a 70-year-old man who is a resident of Bolunduro headquarters of Ondo east local government area (LGA) refused to cast his ballot on Saturday.
The 70-year-old man (undisclosed) said he has lost confidence in electoral process.
The septuagenarian who prefers anonymity said he would not vote because his community (Bolorunduro) has not had power supply or water for more than 10 years.
“No light, no water for 12 years. I’m a farmer and I am proud of it. But I can’t bring my goods out because we do not have good roads,” he said.
“I have stopped voting since the time of Olusegun Agagu. I have lost interest in the voting process. Even if my son or daughter comes out to contest, I will only give my blessings but I won’t vote.
“How can I go and stand under the sun and at the end of the day, my vote won’t count.”
Meanwhile, party agents offered N4,000 to voters in Bolorundoro to influence their choice.
Despite the heavy security presence in Ondo east, politicians achieved their aim of inducing voters.
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