An official from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been apprehended by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) during the Imo State governorship election for having a large sum of money.
It was gathered that the INEC staff was caught at Polling Unit 005, Township Primary School, Ikenegbu 1, in the Owerri Municipal LGA.
Polling Unit 005, Township Primary School, Ikenegbu 1,
The money was allegedly offered to the official by an unnamed party for the purpose of vote-buying.
However, the ICPC and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dispatched officers to monitor off-cycle elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa.
NAIJASSADOR learnt that party agents in the off-cycle election in Kogi State resorted to offer financial incentives to voters in Lokoja to secure their votes for their respective candidates.
The said agents were reportedly positioned at a distance of approximately 500 meters from the polling units and handed out cash to voters in exchange for their support.