Kogi, Bayelsa Polls: Centre Urges Voters To Shun Vote Selling, Violence
Kogi, Bayelsa Polls: Centre Urges Voters To Shun Vote Selling, Violence

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy, CTA has called on voters in both Kogi and Bayelsa states to come out en-masse and vote for their candidates of choice in the governorship elections.

The Centre in separate statements issued in Lokoja and Yenagoa, expressed worries over the political atmosphere in both states.

It however, appealed to political parties and security agencies to work together to ensure an atmosphere conducive for citizens to come out without fear to freely vote.

In Lokoja, the Centre’s Executive Director, Faith Nwadishi said in line with the centre’s tradition and commitment to quality and professional observation, it has trained and deployed 50 observers across the 21 local government areas of the state to provide credible on-the-spot reports on Election Day.

Also, the centre in another statement by its Observers Team Leader in Bayelsa, MacDonald Ekemezie said that there has been display of intolerance and allegations and counter-allegations of political parties arming thugs.