Nigeria: #NigeriadDecides – Vote Buying, Violence Characterise Governorship Elections – CDD

CDD additionally suggested on-line and offline voter suppression affected the governorship elections.

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has recognized vote deciding to buy and violence as a few of the elements that characterised the governorship elections in multifarious states.

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In its interim report on the elections on Saturday, the pro-democracy think-tank suggested “those who are participating appear to be more open to inducement for casting their ballot with vote trading being undertaken by all political parties across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones.”

On violence, it suggested: “Thuggery has been used to disrupt the process in different parts of the country, with repeated examples of this in the South-south.”

The organisation, nevertheless, suggested it noticed that the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) improved its logistics for the election.

Read the complete report here.

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