INEC Collation Officer Submits N50,000 Bribe Paid To Him By Politician During Kogi Election

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation officer in the Kogi election has exposed a plot by some politicians to bribe him and his colleagues with the sum of N50,000 to change results in their favour.

During the ongoing announcement of results at the INEC centre in Lokoja, the INEC official presented the alleged bribe (bundles of cash) given to him by the desperate politicians.

Although the collation officer did not mention the details of the party nor give the names of those that gave them the money, he said the money was N50,000 in total.

Reports has it yesterday that vote-buying and selling was going on quietly in some voting centres in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

At Ward 09, Unit 010 LGEA Primary School, Obehira Eba in Okene Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi, a party agent, said to be of the All Progressive Congress (APC), voted on on behalf of accredited voters.

A Premium Times reporter witnessed the agent retrieve the ballot papers from already accredited voters and do the thumbprinting himself.

The agent then directed the voters to another man to collect N2,000 after casting their votes.

The INEC and security officials present did nothing to stop the act.

There was also evidence of vote-buying In PU002, Ward 009, LGEA School Ikaraworo/Idobanyere, Adavi LGA.

The act was allegedly being carried out by agents of APC.

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