Vote Buying: Religious Leaders in Ekiti Express Concern

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Vote Buying: Religious Leaders in Ekiti Express Concern

Religious leaders in Ekiti State have expressed concern over the issue of vote buying during elections.

This formed part of issues discussed at a meeting of the religious leaders with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC held in Ado-Ekiti.

On his part, the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN Ekiti State chapter, Reverend Joshua Orikogbe said if people sold their votes, it could lead to poor performance on the part of the political office holders.

Also, the Chairman, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sanni Oladoro advised clerics to always preach against vote buying, while urging the electorate not to sell their conscience.

The Bishop of the Ekiti Catholic Diocese, Most Reverend Felix Ajakaye enjoined INEC to ensure early arrival of election materials at polling units in order not to keep voters waiting for long.

Earlier in his welcome address, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti, Professor Abdulganiyu Raji appealed to the religious leaders to preach to their followers not to engage in any act that could cause crisis during the general election.

 

Amos Ogunrinde

 

 

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