Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "vote-buying"

    ‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, says the TraderMoni loan given to petty traders is not meant to buy voters.In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Akande said Nigerians are not for sale and cannot be bought.He was reacting to a statement by southern, middle belt leaders who accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of “bribing [...]

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    PDP: Vote-buying allegation shows APC is scared of Atiku

PDP: Vote-buying allegation shows APC is scared of Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been "uneasy and apprehensive" since former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar emerged its presidential candidate.Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said this in reaction to the allegation of Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, that Abubakar induced the delegates financially to emerge winner.But [...]

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    APC to PDP: Stop misinforming people about Osun rerun

APC to PDP: Stop misinforming people about Osun rerun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is misinforming people about the Osun state governorship poll.The ruling party also asked Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to stop alleged vote-buying by the PDP.On Saturday, some people were arrested by the police for buying votes during the election.APC and PDP claimed that those arrested [...]

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    Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians shun INEC’s directive in Osun, engage in vote-buying

Politicians from different parties engaged in vote-buying in Osun state on despite warnings from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The commission had vowed to curb the trend, threatening to prosecute those involved.As early as possible, voters trooped to polling units to cast their votes, while party agents, observers and security agencies were on ground to monitor the process.Party agents devised [...]

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    ‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

Ketil Karlsen, head of the European Union delegation to Nigeria, says the union is keeping its eyes on vote-buying in the Osun state governorship election.At a press conference in Osogbo on Friday, Karlsen said though no perfect election in the world, vote-buying is as fraudulent as rigging.Flanked by his counterparts from the United States embassy in Abuja and the United Kingdom, [...]

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    EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is tracking financing of campaign by political parties, as part of new measures to tackle vote-buying.Wilson Uwajuren, EFCC spokesman, said this in a statement on Friday. He said the anti-graft agency is out to prosecute anyone involved in the practice of vote-buying.Uwajuren said those offering financial inducements for votes as well [...]

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    INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

INEC: There’ll be serious trouble in 2019 if we don’t kill vote-buying in Osun

Olusegun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun state, says if vote-buying is not killed in Saturday's governorship election, the country is in serious trouble in 2019.He said this at a press conference at the INEC office in Osogbo, the state capital, on Friday.Agbaje asked Osun voters to be patient enough to devote at [...]

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    Police warn against vote buying during Osun poll, to prosecute offenders

Police warn against vote buying during Osun poll, to prosecute offenders

The Nigeria police force have warned against the buying and selling of votes in the Osun state governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday.In a statement, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the force will “deal decisively” with anyone found culpable.“The Nigeria Police Force will not tolerate, condone, or allow vote buying and selling to take place anywhere in Osun State [...]

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    Jonathan’s spokesman: Oshiomhole suffering from multiple personality syndrome

Jonathan’s spokesman: Oshiomhole suffering from multiple personality syndrome

Ikechukwu Eze, spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is "suffering multiple personality syndrome".Eze said this in reaction to Oshiomhole's claim that the former president introduced vote-buying into Nigeria's electoral process.“President Jonathan started this massive vote buying in Nigeria and the Media must play back and do proper interview and proper [...]

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    Osun election: INEC adopts measures to curb vote-buying

Osun election: INEC adopts measures to curb vote-buying

Segun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Osun state, says vote-buying is a disease that must be stopped.According to NAN, he made the statement during a presentation on INEC’s preparations for the Osun gubernatorial election at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session in Abuja.He said the current trend of inducing voters with money is worrisome because it undermines [...]

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    INEC to SERAP: We can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers

INEC to SERAP: We can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it lacks the constitutional power to arrest and investigate politicians involved in vote-buying.In a letter sent to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Okechukwu Ndech, INEC’s acting secretary, said the commission can only partner with relevant security agencies to prosecute electoral offenders.SERAP had in a letter dated July 17 asked INEC to [...]

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    Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

At least two persons were during the election to fill the vacant Lokoja/Kogi seat in the house of representatives.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted a bye-election in the constituency on Saturday.The  exercise which started peacefully, with impressive turnout of voters, was  later marred by violence.Suspected political thugs reportedly moved from one polling unit to another to perpetrate fraud.William Aya, [...]

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