Former senator, Shehu Sani, who served as the 8th National Assembly’s Kaduna Central Senatorial District’s representative, has disclosed digital vote buying as a new strategy used by vote buyers in advance of the country’s February 25 presidential election.
According to Vanguard, Nigeria’s Central Bank recently introduced a currency policy that has reduced the availability of naira notes around the nation. The change is anticipated to put a stop to vote-buying tactics in the future general elections in 2023.
On the other hand, Senator Sani claimed in a post on his verified Twitter profile on Tuesday that vote buys have turned from providing voters with cash to collecting their account details in order to transfer money directly because they are unable to obtain substantial amounts of cash.
“Vote buyers have taken to collecting voters’ bank account numbers. Palliatives are also given in exchange for votes,” Shehu Sani tweeted.