High rate of voters inducement has been rampant in the ongoing governorship in Ekiti state.
Vote buying is said to be going on by agents of most parties especially the two major contenders, APC and PDP.
Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Chairperson of Transition Monitoring Group who is currently observing the election in the state lamented the high rate of voters inducement in Ekiti.
Afolabi who noted that there have been high turnout of voters across the state expressed concern if the high turnout is due to people getting money for votes or they are truly exercising their civic responsibilities.
She added saying, “there is case of vote buying everywhere and we should not shy away from saying it.”
Monitoring from Ward 4, 9, 10 and 11 in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, voters troop out en- masse to cast their vote for the candidate of their choice.
Report in Ado has it that voters are being forced to vote for parties against their will.
The Deputy Governorship Candidate of PDP, Kazeem Deji-Ogunsakin after voting commended elecorates for coming out to vote and that they are ready and willing to carry out their civic right.
He said, “I’m happy our people refused to be intimidated by presence of security personnel and they are all out to cast their votes.”
For his part. INEC National Commissioner, Prof Antonia Taiye Okoosi-Simbine said the election has been going on smoothly and assured all whose PVCs were declined by card readers would have the opportunity to vote.