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Election observers allege malpractices in Nasarawa

BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI

Some observers in Saturday’s presidential election have alleged that there were incidences of rigging through under-aged voting, intimidation and other forms of electoral malpractices, particularly in two local government areas in Nasarawa State, namely Toto and Kokona.

According to the observers, Maiwada Idris, State coordinator of NEPAD and Victor Ndubuisi of the African Youth International Development Foundation, AFRYDIF, most of the reported cases of alleged rigging, including ballot box snatching and stuffing, over-balloting, came from the two local government areas, with the police doing nothing.

Citing instances, they (observers) alleged under-age voting in Agwada, Angwan Doka and some rural communities in Kokona.

They named Kana as one place which was notorious to the extent that one of the observers fled after his life was threatened by thugs for refusing to name his price to keep his distance from an alleged electoral malpractice venue.


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