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Bye-election: Kaduna PDP accuses security of aiding vote-buying



An agent of the Peoples Democratic Party in the ongoing bye-election in Kaduna State, Yusuf Abubakar, has accused some security agents of compromising and aiding vote buying in the election

Abubakar who spoke to Channels Television on Saturday, at Polling Unit 009 in Barnawa, Kaduna South Local Government Area, decried the spate of vote buying in the area.

According to the PDP agent, it is so glaring that people are trading votes everywhere around the Polling Unit.

Abubakar said, “If you go around, you will see how people are trading on voters. If you go around, you will see it. It is just open, not hidden.”

While responding to newsmen on whether political agents buy votes in front of security agents, he said: “Yes, even some of the security agents are being compromised. That is all I could say.”

While he could not say categorically, if INEC officials were aware of the development, Abubakar expressed worry that the voters will be induced to cast their vote rather than giving the free will to exercise their franchise.

“I can’t say because they are there doing their exercise. I can’t say whether they are aware or not. But we as the political parties and political agents, we know. This exercise is going on.

“I am bothered because people are not willing to vote for their own choice rather than to be given money before they vote,” Abubakar stated, he added.

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