It has been reported that vote buying is currently the trend in the Ogbaru Federal Constituency supplementary election in Anambra State.
The three leading political parties in the election have also unleashed thugs in several parts of the local government where elections are ongoing.
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Many voting centres visited by DAILY POST correspondent within the local government, witnessed huge influx of thugs, despite the massive deployment of security officials, including police, navy and army personnel.
At Manus primary school, Okpoko Ward 6, suspected thugs, alleged to be working for the PDP candidate in the election, swooped on journalists who were riding in a vehicle with government number plate, suspecting them to be agents of the ruling party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
Also, at Okpoko Ward 3, polling unit 004 at St Luke’s Anglican Church, agents of the the PDP and APGA were seen in their camps, where they were making payments to voters.
A journalist, Mr Sunny David was mistaken for a voter by canvassers of the PDP, and was put on the queue for payment, after he agreed to, he made enquiries from the agents that he voted for their party.
The leading candidates in the election and their political parties are: Hon Afam Ogene of LP, Chuchu Onyema of PDP and Hon Arinze Awogu of APGA.
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