The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement in Africa (YIAGA Africa) has expressed deep concern about pre- election violence indications of possible vote buying and imbalance in the ratio of polling units to registered voters ahead of 2022 governorship election in Ekiti state.

A board member, Ezema Nwagu, who made the disclosure in a pre election analysis of political campaigns and security report at a press conference in Ekiti state, lamented the heightened violence, clashes and attendant casualties in Ado Ekiti and Oye Ekiti as well as allegations of sabotage by one of INEC’s pre contracted vendors at the polls.

YIAGA Africa coordinator, Samson Itodo, while addressing the media, also noted with dismay the imbalance in the number of polling units to registered voters which is 75 units to 1,000 voters as against the threshold of 750 to 1,000.

Crest FM’s Abanikanda Leo-Olagbaye reports that the group commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the diverse innovations introduced to the electoral processes with a charge to follow the procedures through alongside the polls and uphold the tenets of credibility for which elections should be known.

988,923 thousand registred voters are expected to elect the next governor of Ekiti state with women making the larger part of the Voting population at 51%.

Credit: Crest FM

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