Voting buying: You’re suffering from multiple personality syndrome, Jonathan tells Oshiomhole

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)‎, Adams Oshiomhole is suffering from multiple personality syndrome. Jonathan who described as misleading Oshiomhole’s allegation on national television that vote buying in Nigerian started when he was president, said it is disingenuous for anybody to link the former President with the incidence of vote buying. Jonathan in a statement by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, ‎said voting buying in Nigeria started in Edo State gubernatorial election in 2016, a year after Jonathan his left office.…

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Ekiti: Why we are yet to prosecute suspected vote buyers- INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the delay in prosecuting individuals suspected to have engaged in vote buying during the last governorship election in Ekiti State was sequel to the fact that it lacks powers to arrest and investigate the suspects. This was part of the electoral body’s response to an open letter sent to its chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, by a rights organization, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) asking that the commission should in collaboration with all anti-graft agencies carry out a prompt, thorough…

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2019: INEC to re-design polling units to curb vote buying

Mr Mustapha Lecky, the South South Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission would redesign the structures of all polling units to curb vote buying during the 2019 general election. Lecky disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Auchi, in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo, on Monday. “We are taking measures to ensure that it would be difficult for political parties and their candidates to buy votes. “We are going to re-design our polling area in such a way that…

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