Anambra poll: Consortium decries vote-buying

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FILE PHOTO: A voter at a polling unit in Anambra.

A consortium of election observers in Anambra has commended the smooth and peaceful conduct of Nov. 18 governorship election in the state.

The observers – Independent Service Delivery Group (ISDMG) and the Nigeria Civil Society (NCS) – made the commendation in their separate news conferences in Awka on Sunday.

They also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for early distribution of materials and officials to the local government areas for the exercise.

Dr Chima Amadi, Executive Director of ISDMG, however, said that there was late arrival of materials in some places.

Amadi, however, commended INEC for early arrival of materials and timely commencement of voting in most parts of the state.

ISDMG boss, however, expressed concern over widespread reports from field-observers indicating vote buying and…

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