As evidence of people selling their votes for as little as 2,000–3,000 Naira surfaced in a video, a vote-buying scandal rocked Nigeria’s ongoing presidential election
Another scandal has overshadowed the upcoming presidential election in Nigeria, as a video has surfaced showing people brazenly selling their votes for as little as 2,000 to 3,000 Naira.
A number of people are seen in the social media sensational video taking wads of fresh Naira bills in exchange for their votes.
Nigerians are outraged by the video, and many have demanded that those responsible for vote buying face prompt action.
The integrity of the electoral process is seriously threatened by the practice of vote buying, which is prohibited in Nigeria.
The right of voters to select their leaders based on merit and integrity undermines the democratic principle of free and fair elections.
Concerns regarding the prevalence of vote buying in the current presidential race have been raised as a result of the release of this film, and it is now clear that more has to be done to stop this practice.
In order to ensure that the election is conducted in a free and fair manner, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other pertinent institutions must move right once to look into and penalize anyone involved in vote buying.
It is crucial that Nigerians continue to use their democratic right to vote in the current presidential election without being intimidated or subjected to intimidation.
The integrity of the election process must be maintained, and vote buying must be outlawed in Nigerian politics.