PHOTOS: Food, cash handed out to Anambra voters

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Agents of different political parties on Saturday openly distributed food and cash gifts at polling booths to sway the support of voters at the ongoing Anambra gubernatorial election, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

Reporters and monitors for this newspaper and its partner, the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, witnessed agents of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, All Progressives Congress, and the Peoples Democratic Party either giving cash or cooked food as gifts to voters.

In some cases, voters handed over their voter cards for money.

At Illo Abito square, Nsugbe, where the APC gubernatorial aspirant, Tony Nwoye, voted, people received cooked rice as encouragement to vote for the party.

At the Okija Ward 2, PU009, Umuohi Community Primary School, reporters witnessed suspected agents of the PDP, APC, APGA wooing voters with cash.

Agents handed N500 to each voter who gave their votes in return.

At Umedim ward 1 in Otolo, Nnewi North local government, locals queued to collect money from agents said to represent the APC and APGA.

Agents believed to be working for PDP were also seen sharing N2,000 each to voters at CPS Odekpe, ward 5, Ogbaru local government.

At Nnewi Ichi Polling Unit 003, our reporters witnessed alleged APGA agents giving prospective voters money in exchange for their voter cards.

Also, agents of APGA shared gala sausage and Malt drink at Polling Unit 020/ and Unit 021, Community Primary School at Abatete.

The spokespersons for the parties could not be immediately reached.


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  • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

    A plate of food and 500 to sell your next four years ?


    Can”t they be arrested?

  • KBE

    Because of 500 naira, gala and a pack of rice people sold their votes. A people deserve the kind of government they get.

    • Izedomi Ohirein

      Obiano is building 4000 hectares of farm farm M60billion.
      Omo N Oba ne Edo, gave 28,000 hectares to Guinness Nigeria Ltd for a free.
      Edo State is mobilizing 250,000 Hectares farm.
      Tomorrow these people who sold their votes to thieves will demand igbo president and cry merginalisatiom.
      Igbo president to loot Nigeria or what?.

  • Kareem Raji

    Change indeed. Tomorrow buhari will announce that he is investigating pdp campaign funds. Which funds are pdp using to campaign?

    • Julius

      The ones they stole, looted when they were running everything in the country !

  • Tunde

    Ah! Selling your votes for food; don’t you have any conviction? That’s why we get the leaders we have! Dear God; when will this people do the right thing? Deliver us from one of the 7 deadly sins we practice as a people! Greed!

  • Tunji Olarewaju

    They’ve just received their four years salaries. No ediot should come here to shout Buhari and marginalization anymore.
    I thought they said almajiris only exist in the north. A plate of rice for your conscience? I’m sure you can’t beat that .
    Tawanda ati Otile, I hope you gat yours?

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