A group of foreign and local observers during the just-concluded 2019 general elections on Thursday came hard on the rampant cases of vote-buying and inducement of voters.
They said that apart from bringing Nigeria back to 2007 and beyond, “the democratic space is definitely on sale.”
While demanding a complete audit of the 2019 general elections, the observers, under the aegis of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, Transition Monitoring Group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda and Election Observation Platforms unanimously presented a report that vote-buying would continue to hurt democracy in Nigeria if not curbed.
Speaking during a post – 2019 election briefing in Abuja, the Executive Director of WARDC and Chairperson of TMG, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, said voters were being disempowered to give their votes in exchange for money and other material needs. Read more