Omisore, Kasamu, PDP Fingered In Kerosene Subsidy Scam
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore and the South-West Mobilisation Committee Chairman of the party, Mr Buruji Kasamu, have been fingered in a fraud allegation on the distribution of subsidised kerosene to members of the party in the state.
It would be recalled that Omisore and Kasamu brought three 33,000 litres capacity kerosene tankers to Osogbo few weeks ago with the claim of distributing it freely to the PDP members in the state.
However, the kerosene was not freely distributed as claimed by the PDP chieftains and expected by majority of the party members.
The kerosene was sold to the party members, who were asked to drop two passport-sized photographs, their home addresses and their phone numbers at N400 for five litres.
According to a report, majority of the PDP members were defrauded on the sale of the acclaimed subsidised kerosene.
Some of the party members spoke to osun defender on Tuesday in Osogbo, alleging that they paid N400 to the PDP chieftains in charge of the kerosene but they were never given any kerosene as at the time of filing this report.
The aggrieved members alleged that the PDP chieftains promised to call them for the collection of the kerosene after the payment; none of them has so far received any call for the collection of the kerosene.
The medium gathered that apart from the payment of N400 and submission of two passport-sized photographs, names and addresses, the potential buyers also submitted their voters’ card numbers to the party secretariat at their various local government council areas.
It was gathered that the obtained passport-sized photographs, names and addresses were to be used to register ghost names and inflate the number of the voters during the last voters’ registration exercise, with the aim of using the cards to rig the August 9, 2014 governorship election in the state.
A retired civil servant from Eripa, Boluwaduro Local Government Council Area of the state, Mrs Grace Aderibigbe, told osun defender that she paid N400 for the subsidised kerosene but she was not given any.
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