Former Governor of Ekiti State, and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Ayo Fayose Friday cautioned residents of the state against exchanging their voter's cards for money ahead of June 21 governorship election in the state.
Besides, he also urged those who have not collected their cards to go to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for collection immediately.
He said displaying franchise during election was the best way for the citizens to participate in governance.
Fayose said this in Ado Ekiti during a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
He assured the Local Government workers that he will conduct the election into the 16 Councils immediately he assumes office as the Governor of the state.
He affirmed that what depicts a governor as a good democrat, was ability to strengthen the third tier of government, which he described as the closest to the people.
He asked, “What makes Fayemi a good democrat when he has been destroying the third tier of government, which is the closest to the people.
“When I was in Government, I conducted Local Government election. Likewise, Governor Segun Oni , who was a PDP Governor conducted Council election.
"It marvels me that Governor Kayode Fayemi, who described himself as a progressive is destroying the local government.
“Little wonder there is a disconnect between the present government and the people at the grassroots.
"That was why I reminded the NULGE’s leadership that they can only judge the future by the past . So, I will ensure that they don’t regret if they vote for the PDP”, Fayose said.
While on a tour of Ise Ekiti in Ise/Orun Local Government Area of the State in continuation of his electioneering campaign, Fayose restated his earlier allegation that Fayemi has destroyed the education sector of the State in all facets.
Towns visited include Ise Ekiti, Orun, Obada , Ogbese, Afolu and other villages and hamlets in the Council Area.
He maintained that he was ready to face Fayemi in any debate bordering on education which he branded the only thriving industry in the State.