Sunday, 20 January 2019

Agbaje Expresses Worry Over Alleged Voters’ Intimidation

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, on Saturday said he was worried over the alleged plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress to use security agents to intimidate voters in the coming election.

He said he did not entertain much fear over vote buying in Lagos State, adding that with the state’s huge population, it would be an expensive project.

Agbaje, while speaking in an interview with journalists in Lagos, explained that the major concern was not vote buying, but alleged intimidation of voters by security agents.

The PDP governorship candidate, however, requested the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that polling booths were protected in order to give privacy to the voters during the elections.

Agbaje said, “My fears are not so much on vote buying because it is a large population and any person who wants to buy votes in Lagos means that he has emptied the treasury in terms of the number and what would swing the voters generally in terms of the numbers would be a very expensive venture.

“What you find is that there might be a deliberate act to crowd the area where people vote so that you don’t know which party is being voted for.”


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