Former Minister Alleges Malpractices In Bauchi Senatorial Bye-Election

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By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
 
A former Ministet of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed, has alleged that there were incidences of electoral malpractices in the Bauchi South Senatorial bye-election held at the weekend..
 
The former minister made the allegation while speaking with newsmen shortly after casting his vote at the Kofar Gidan Sarki polling unit, Dan/Kungibar Ward, Yelwan Duguri in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.
 
 According to him, he got reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been inducing voters with money to vote for its candidate, Hon Lawal Yahaya Gumau.
Mohammed, a gubernatorial aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in next year’s general election said, “Information available to me is that the APC has been inducing voters with N200 each to vote for their candidate.
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The former minister also alleged that security agents were left with food and water pointing out that such was not good for an election.
 
He opined that some of the polling units in remote areas have not started voting in good time, while security agents deployed to those areas since Friday were left starving.
 
“As I speak with you, there are some Polling Units in some very remote areas that information came to me that have not started voting because they have not gotten ballot papers as at 1.19pm”.

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