The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, in its reaction to the just concluded Ekiti State Governorship election which was held on Saturday July 14, described the poll as a travesty and mockery of democracy.
The apex Yoruba group noted that the buying of votes by the two leading parties in the poll, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was unfortunate.
According to Yinka Odumakin, the spokesman of the association, politicians capitalised on the poverty of the electorate to induce them with money to do their bidding.
There were recorded incidents of vote buying in the Saturday election which was almost described as a victory to the highest bidder.
According to reports, the APC paid voters N4,000, or N5,000 each to vote for its candidate, while the PDP paid N3,000 for votes.
APC Party Agent caught on video sharing N5,000 to voters
Premium Times posted a video of APC allegedly sharing N5,000 for vote at Polling Unit 012, Igbemo Ward of Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government Area.
The APC party agent identified as Bello Dauda, was caught on video sharing N5,000 to voters.