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Ekiti Decides: EFCC Arrests Party Agent For Vote-Buying



In the letter dated 18 June 2022 and signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an agent of a political party over his plan to buy votes of electorates on Saturday in the ongoing governorship election in Ekiti State.

Naija News learnt that the operatives of the anti-graft agency arrested that alleged vote-buyer with a bag of cash while trying to induce voters.

The party agent was arrested by operatives of the commission at Ola Oluwa Grammar School on Ilawe Road, Ado Ekiti.

Naija News had earlier reported that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), disclosed that it met with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to guard against vote-buying.

The National Commissioner of INEC, Festus Okoye while speaking on the move said, “INEC as a commission cannot guarantee that there won’t be any vote-buying in this election.

“We have also told them (ad hoc staff) to advise the voters when they come to vote not to enter the voting compartment with any electronic gadgets that can take photographs.

“By so doing, we believe we can guarantee at least the secrecy of the vote, not that people will vote, snap them when they have voted and show somebody else.

“We have also held a series of meetings with the ICPC, EFCC, and other security agencies who would have some of their plainclothes officers at some of the polling units by making sure no one comes to the place and corrupts the process.”