Economic and Financial Crimes Commission operatives have arrested some suspected party agents engaging in vote-buying.
Newsonline reports that the operatives of EFCC made the arrest while patrolling the polling centers in Ekiti State for the Saturday, (today), gubernatorial election.
Multiple allegations of vote-buying have been reported in the ongoing gubernatorial election.
Parading the suspects, EFCC operatives alleged that the party agents were caught in the act of giving money to induce voters in the voting ground.
Upon their arrest, the anti-graft agency paraded some of the suspects at the Oke Ori Omi Area Division of the Nigerian Police Force.
The EFCC operatives further stated that they arrested some persons who were caught with a book containing details of voters of certain voting centers, but refused to give names as their operation continues.
Accusation and counter-accusations have been reported by the participating political parties.
The gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Segun Oni, alleged that some residents were being paid to vote for some political parties.
Oni said, “Some of my agents are worried about the fact that they alleged that there is vote-buying in Ado-Ekiti, Oye, and other locations across the state.”
Kemi Elebute-Halle, the candidate of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, also alleged that other political parties are inducing voters with money.
Kemi alleged that the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Social Democratic Party, SDP were buying votes with N10,000; N5,000, and N3,000 respectively.