​Politicians forcing voters to take oath in coffins – Gov. ​Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun
Governor Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday alleged the influx of ritualists in the state politics with the elections fast approaching.

He stated this during his meeting ​with ​various associations and professional bodies in the state, which took place at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta.

The ​g​overnor accused one of the opposition parties, which he did not mention, as responsible for the acts.

He said one of the stock in trade was forcing electorates and party members to take oaths inside a coffin.

Mr. Amosun, who just returned from London, having accompanied the Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress, Muhammed Buhari, there, drove straight from the airport to the venue of ​the​ meeting.

He cautioned residents and electorates to be wary of the ritualists. He said he was baffled that some politicians could descend so low to engage in rituals in the name of power seeking

“I can tell you that the era of rituals is back in our state. Ritualists have started again, all in the name of election. They take oath inside the coffin. For those who engaged in such in the last administration, where are they today,” Mr. Amosun said.

The governor encouraged his supporters to rely on God, and shun any attempt to be deceived into rituals.

“For me, I will continue to approach God for my needs,” he said.

The governor cursed those behind the rituals, calling on God to dismantle their evil plans, which he pointed out, are meant to draw back the state from development.


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  • Bidemi Lukman

    Provided no human parts is used for political rituals, whoever wishes could take an oath inside grave.

  • Awarawa

    See liar! Even that’s the stock-in-trade of the APC in Lagos and many Yoruba-speaking states…