Olayinka Braimoh who is the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the ongoing gubernatorial elections in Kogi State, has been arrested, Africa Today News, New York has gathered.
His media aide, Musa Yakubu, who confirmed the arrest to journalists, said his principal was arrested by security operatives in Kabba.
Musa revealed that the candidate and seven of his security details were nabbed after campaign materials were allegedly found in his car.
Braimoh’s media aide had earlier raised the alarm over the AA candidate’s whereabouts.
‘The last time I heard from him was in the morning when he called from Kabba town, but all attempts to get through to him since that time proved abortive,’ Yakubu said.
‘His mobile lines have been switched off, including his entourage.’
In another report, the Labour Party (LP), governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Udengs Eradiri, has berated Saturday’s election in the state alleging that it was marred by massive vote buying.
Eradiri described the level of vote buying as ‘overwhelming.’
Eradiri, who spoke at Agudama-Ekpetiama, Yenagoa Local Government Area, claimed that he was even approached to step down, but he turned down the offer.
He said he was particularly disappointed about the open cases of vote buying, because his campaign was partly devoted to educating the people not to sell their votes.
‘I had thought my messages against money politics would have been tracking with the people, but I was wrong. I am deeply disappointed, I was wrong.
‘My greatest disappointment was with a woman from this community whom I offered scholarship to her son, but today sold her vote for ₦14,000,’ he added.
The LP governorship candidate regretted that the electorates seemed to have opted for money instead of voting for the right candidate.