Yiaga Africa alleged that some politicians were engaged in vote buying as party agents distributed food, cash and alcoholic drinks to some voters in exchange for votes.
Ezenwa Nwagwu, a board member, Yiaga Africa, said this during the organisation’s news conference on its midday situation report on Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in Abuja.
Mr Nwagwu said Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote (WTV) deployed the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to observe the governorship elections in Benue, Delta and Kano.
He said that this involved the deployment of 900 stationary observers to represent a randomly selected sample of 300 polling units for each of the states and 97 roving observers in the three states.
He added that Yiaga Africa deployed 517 stationary observers and 33 roving observers in the other 25 states to observe the governorship elections with roving observers in 609 local government areas to capture critical…