Saturday, January 17, 2015

We’ve been buying, selling votes since 1960 - President Jonathan admits

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said that there had not been any free and fair elections in the country since Nigeria's independence in 1960, as what had been happening since then was that people have been "buying and selling votes."

Jonathan who is also, the presidential candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, however asked Nigerians especially the youths not to allow anybody to buy their votes during the forth coming elections as this would not be allowed to continue.

He spoke at Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, while addressing a large crowd of party supporters at the Abakaliki Township Stadium in the course of his nationwide wide campaign.

Jonathan also wished that he would live to see a woman emerge as the president and as a governor in the country, pointing out that this was the major reason he had deliberately appointed women into prominent positions to expose and prepare them for greater challenges ahead.

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