PDP Gives Away Rice, Other Food To 'Bribe' Voters

PDP Gives Away Rice, Other Food To 'Bribe' Voters

The Peoples Democratic Party in Cross River state reportedly started to distribute bags of rice and other food items to sway voters to support the PDP candidates in Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections.

According to The Punch, their correspondent learnt on Wednesday, March 25, that the party allegedly have set aside N10,000 for each electorate in difficult areas to get maximum votes from such areas.

Cross River state has slightly over 1.1 million registered voters spread across the 2, 283 polling units located in 196 wards. According to the figures from the state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission on March 24, about 84 per cent of the Permanent Voter Cards had been distributed.

The Punch reports that a top PDP source, who craved anonymity, said the party would not take any chances to woo electorate because of the glaring opposition that confronts it ahead of the general elections.

The source confirmed that each ward might receive not less than 500 bags of rice and other food items such as seasonings and canned tomatoes that must be distributed among the electorate before the Saturday’s election.

The PDP member, who hails from Yakurr Local Government Area, which is one of the difficult terrains where the party has glaring opposition in the National Assembly election, said a number of the electorate would receive N10, 000 each to vote for the party in the March 28 and April 11 elections.

It will be recalled that last month, Kashamu Buruji has reportedly stormed Ogun State with thousands of bags of rice inscribed with President Goodluck Jonathan’s picture.

Source: Legit.ng

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