Ekiti election

June 18, 2022

Ekiti 2022: Massive votes buying most likely — Group

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By Dayo Johnson, Ado Ekiti

A Non-Governmental Organisation-the Kimpact Development Initiative KDI, has raised the alarm of massive vote buying in the Saturday governorship election in Ekiti State. The Executive Director of the organization, Mr Bukola Idowu raised the alarm while speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti , Ekiti State capital.

Idowu said there was a need for the security agencies to be professional to curb the menace.

He also asked the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow free and fair election.

According to him, “findings of the organization also indicated that there would be violence in some parts of the state during the election, urging the security agencies to be professional.

Idowu pointed out that vote buying was not ethical but the rate things were going in the state , there would be vote buying particularly in Ekiti Central Senatorial District of the state.

“ KDI is predicting a ridiculous widespread of vote buying during the Saturday election. The INEC and security agent should be up and doing during the election.”

The executive director also said the findings has revealed that “the kidnappings and fake news might occur in Ekiti North and Ekiti South Senatorial districts of the state during the election.

Apart from vote buying, the organization, said that unprofessional conduct of security agents and bias media report might characterise the election today.

Idowu therefore appealed to all stakeholders in the election to play the game according to the rule for the election to be smooth and successfully.