October 1, 2022


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Group condemns voter inducement in Osun election

A civil society group, Gender and Election Watch, has condemned instances of voter inducement observed in the course of the Osun State governorship election held on Saturday.

Chief Executive Officer of the group, Mufuliat Fijabi, made this known in a statement released on Sunday.

Fijabi said observers of the group at the 30 polling units in the state noted that voters stylishly raised their ballot papers to show party agents where they had thumb printed, after which they proceeded to collect cash rewards.

The statement said that 25 per cent of its fifty observers across the state reported cases of veiled voter inducement, with an instance of concealed vote trading at Unit 006, Ayetoro, Olorunda LGA of the state.

Fijabi, in her statement, called on anti-graft agencies to ensure that perpetrators arrested for voter inducements and vote trading were also prosecuted.

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