A feminine candidate in Bauchi State, Mrs. Maryam Alexander, says vote shopping for and promoting can undermine the democratic course of and stop the citizens from freely electing their representatives and leaders.
Alexander is vying for the state home of meeting from Dass native authorities on the platform of Inexperienced Party of Nigeria (GPN).
In an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria in Bauchi, she mentioned that vote shopping for was changing into a hazard which, if not curbed, may recede the nation’s growth.
“We should always not enable cash to develop into the figuring out issue of our selections.
“Anybody who’s keen to purchase his manner into any electoral workplace doesn’t have the nice of the folks at coronary heart however somewhat desires to serve his personal curiosity.“Vote shopping for and promoting is one thing that must be taken very critically as a result of it’s felony.
“One thing needs to be completed shortly about vote shopping for. But additionally, everyone knows it’s a matter of constructing the best political tradition among the many politicians themselves and likewise among the many citizens,” she mentioned.
” In case you promote your vote and let different folks purchase it, it’s like promoting a chunk of your self. You promote your integrity; your independence and affect,” she mentioned. “We should all take into consideration this and discover a answer to it, we have to begin speaking about it,” she mentioned.
She inspired voters to take the cash being supplied, however nonetheless “vote proper”