Vote-buying has characterized the ongoing governorship election in Ondo State. Vote buying and political intimidation also characteristic dimensions of Nigeria and African election campaigns.
Both the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are engaged in buying of votes.
The buying of votes by agents of both parties was done secretly.
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It was gathered that both APC and PDP gave as much as N5000 to N10000 depending on the wards.
According to survey-based estimates, almost one out of five Nigerians is personally exposed to vote buying and almost one in ten experiences threats of electoral violence.