Incidences of vote buying have been recorded in many polling centres in the ongoing gubernatorial election in Ekiti.

Concerned individuals, who are also voters, said some persons, believed to be working for politicians, suddenly arrived various polling centres on Saturday, to offer money to those already on queue, with intents to induce them.

They however said such offers were not done in the open, as it used to be in the past, apparently to avoid attention of eagle-eye security men on duty, as a prospective voter would just be quietly invited to a corner, a little far away from the voting unit, to collect monies.

It was learnt such development was prevalent in Ado-Ekiti and Ikole-Ekiti among other areas.

A minimum sum of between N5,000, N7,000 and N10,000, or more, was allegedly shared to willing voters, ready to sell his or her conscience for a fee.

A voter and former member of the State House if Assembly, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the development in Ikole-Ekiti, saying monies were indeed shared by some party loyalists, whose identities or parties, he did not mention.

 

 

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