2019 elections: NGO proffers solution to vote buying

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Just for illustration: Voters queue to cast their vote in an election

By Angela Atabo

The African Electoral Integrity Initiative (AE2i), an NGO has said that  citizens attitudinal change against vote buying and selling was necessary to guarantee the integrity of the 2019 general elections.

Dr Daniel Omofoman, Convener and Regional Director, West Africa of the group, said this at a National Conference on Electoral Integrity with the theme:“ Sustaining the Integrity of 2019 General Elections’’, organised by AE2i ‘in Abuja.

Omofoman said that there are many issues threatening the integrity of the 2019 general elections especially vote buying and selling, under age voting ,fake news, partisan law enforcement, among others.

He said that the issues were not so much on the electoral system because the process had been put in place by the electoral commission but the challenge was mainly with the politicians.

“The conference is aimed at sensitising stakeholders on the need…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria