Wole Oluyede, governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the just concluded Ekiti guber poll has expressed his regret for joining politics.
Oluyede stated this on Wednesday noting that the electoral process was a sham.
“I am not going to run again because I think any contest now is for the highest bidder and I won’t waste my time and energy”. He said.
“I can’t use my hard-earned resources to run around talking to people on why I should be elected and I will still need to buy people, security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission. It appears politics here does not mean the best will emerge.
“I have lost hope in the entire process in the state, it is a tragedy. I didn’t buy votes of Ekiti people deliberately.
Oluyede, who is an Australian-based medical doctor said he would not challenge the electoral process in court, noting that an election which was highly monetised would amount to time wasting, as he alleged that the entire election process including the electoral umpire and security agencies were hijacked by vote-buyers thus making it easy to induce voters without any hindrance.
He cautioned the people from complaining about poverty and lack of basic amenities as their action doesn’t show that they want solutions to their many problems.
“It was consensual. Nobody can say that the inducement was forced on them. Personally, I have learned a new lesson about Ekiti. If I had known, I would not have become a politician, much more contest for election.” He expressed.