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Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by Nairatrend: 9:32am On Dec 11, 2018

President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said vote buying is a threat to the nation’s democracy.



Speaking at a public hearing in Abuja, they called for urgent action by stakeholders, especially security agencies to check the menace before the 2019 general election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hearing was conducted by the National Assembly Joint Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.



In a keynote address, Saraki said the country was in a delicate situation as the entire world was looking forward to what would happen in the coming general election.

This, he said, is understandable considering that President Muhammadu Buhari is the current Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS).

“Moreover, the Chairman of INEC is the head of Electoral Commissions in West Africa.



“With these positions, it is clear that we cannot afford to conduct an election that will not be credible, peaceful, free and fair.

“It is noteworthy that in 2015, we set an enviable standard that encouraged more countries in Africa to democratise.

“In 2019, we cannot lower the standard. We must up the ante, because whatever we do will have impact on the continent and serve as a representation of Africa on the global stage,” he said.



Saraki noted that the country could not afford to send wrong signals with its actions or inactions in the build-up to the election.

He said that Nigeria must tell the world in action that it was ready to improve its electoral process by making it more transparent and commendable.

“At this point, it does seem to me that the onus is on INEC to demonstrate its independence. It should be pro-active and take bold decisions.



“And this is necessary because the responsibility to conduct a credible poll is solely that of the Commission. This is elemental to retaining the confidence of the electorate,” he said.

He expressed worry over alleged collusion by security agents with political actors to disenfranchise voters, citing reports of voter intimidation in the recent governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun.



“We cannot under any circumstances militarise election, because that defeats the purpose of free, fair and credible poll.

“In an election, access to the polling units for the purpose of casting one’s vote is the bare minimum.

“INEC must set the rules for their engagement during elections, which they are to follow.



“The Commission should further seek the co-operation of respective security agencies to ensure strict compliance,” he said.

On his part, Dogara described vote buying as the highest form of corruption.

He said although “undue influence of voters” was a global phenomenon, the recent “direct pricing and buying of votes as if in a market square is very disturbing”.



Dogara said, “It is disheartening that this absurd phenomenon has assumed alarming proportions in recent times.

“As citizens, we must not surrender to this criminality as we cannot do so and still expect honour.

“When political office holders defy the law and corruptly assume office, they will always operate as if they are above the law.



“Vote buying and other sundry criminal manipulation of the electoral process in Nigeria has left our citizens in a state of unmitigated disaster,’’ he said.

He added that the nation’s democracy had stagnated and would sadly remain so until Nigerians eliminate all sham election that produces their worst as leaders over their best.



Chairman of the committee, Sen. Suleiman Nazif, blamed vote buying on poverty, unemployment, lack of stringent punitive measures, lawlessness, laxity of law enforcement agencies, insufficient voter education, and ignorance, among others.

Nazif said the public hearing was, therefore, held to seek suggestions from stakeholders on how to find lasting solutions to the problem.

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by agwom(m): 9:34am On Dec 11, 2018
hmmm
Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by alizma: 9:52am On Dec 11, 2018
PDP members in position are the most selfish set of people in the world. I can tell you that all this noise is because of 10k trader money for small business owners. they just want everything for themselves. tell me if this had been a US program, some ignorant youths here that support PDP would be the first set of people to call Nigerian government to see the good thing happening in US.
for the first time in Nigeria we have government that in its little ways, is showing us that what is obtainable in western world can be achieved here and some people and crying because they have sworn to keep the poor masses in a stagnant position for life.

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by Proudlyngwa(m): 10:29am On Dec 11, 2018
grin
This Tradermoni is really paining Saraki like Boil on Blokus.

He sees it as a waste because he is yet to recoup what he spent on Buharis election, and now has to prove his loyalty to Atiku by contributing again.
Ironically he once supported the motive but is now against the process.

Once again I laff in Tradermoni grin grin grin

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by Triangles1(m): 10:30am On Dec 11, 2018
Started by who?

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by Nukilia: 10:30am On Dec 11, 2018
alizma:
PDP members in position are the most selfish set of people in the world. I can tell you that all this noise is because of 10k trader money for small business owners. they just want everything for themselves. tell me if this had been a US program, some ignorant youths here that support PDP would be the first set of people to call Nigerian government to see the good thing happening in US.
for the first time in Nigeria we have government that in its little ways, is showing us that what is obtainable in western world can be achieved here and some people and crying because they have sworn to keep the poor masses in a stagnant position for life.

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by helinues: 10:30am On Dec 11, 2018
Npower, Trader moni, Railway constructions, road constructions are all vote buying in Saraki/Dogara's voice?

The Tradermoni in particular, was the bill passed at Senegal senates? Or were you drunk before, during and after passing of the bill?

You are all in pains but at last Una go dey alright lass lass

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by EdmundChidera(m): 10:31am On Dec 11, 2018
Our prof osibanjo is busy buying votes with 10k
Buhari govt is is not working highest form of vote buying coming from VP
Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by popes001: 10:32am On Dec 11, 2018
such shame that these two preach against vote buying. Nigerian politicians are something else

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by hayzead: 10:32am On Dec 11, 2018
alizma:
PDP members in position are the most selfish set of people in the world. I can tell you that all this noise is because of 10k trader money for small business owners. they just want everything for themselves. tell me if this had been a US program, some ignorant youths here that support PDP would be the first set of people to call Nigerian government to see the good thing happening in US.
for the first time in Nigeria we have government that in its little ways, is showing us that what is obtainable in western world can be achieved here and some people and crying because they have sworn to keep the poor masses in a stagnant position for life.

Wel well, just tell me the difference between APC and PDP?
Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by deboysben(m): 10:32am On Dec 11, 2018
That vote buying issue should be looked into very well
Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by Shugabanqasa: 10:33am On Dec 11, 2018
when something is going not in their favour they keep shouting that our democracy is in danger as if they weren't the one who introduce vote buying

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by slayprint: 10:33am On Dec 11, 2018
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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by Houstency(m): 10:34am On Dec 11, 2018
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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by kindnyce(m): 10:39am On Dec 11, 2018
They'd rather have the monies (trademoni and npower) shared amongst them.
Lai lai...kolework

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by VIPERVENOM(m): 10:40am On Dec 11, 2018
This is coming from the same person that bought delegates votes during the primaries

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by azraeljaheel: 10:40am On Dec 11, 2018
Buying this mifi won’t be a threat to Nigeria



Buy mifi not votes

Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by Afamed: 10:40am On Dec 11, 2018
Assemblies of rogues. No juicy money, no juicy appointment

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by yrex01(m): 10:47am On Dec 11, 2018
Houstency:


Enlighten us please , Kindly list the things obtainable in the western world that the government in question have carried out? Thanks
mean u don't comprehend wat he wrote. Now go slowwwwly ! Thank me later.

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by yrex01(m): 10:47am On Dec 11, 2018
Afamed:
Assemblies of rogues. No juicy money, no juicy appointment
ahhh tell u, e come dey pain em.

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by adekennis(m): 10:50am On Dec 11, 2018
Whoever that give APC that Tradermoni Idea should be given chilled bottle of orijin.. grin
It's a big threat to PDP and it's giving them sleepless night . APC is so smart to wait till when the election is around the corner before launching program..If I were Osinbajo,I would be telling those traders that the money is money looted and recovered from the PDP and that's why they are giving them.. cheesy cheesy

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by bodmasfem(m): 10:52am On Dec 11, 2018
To me, if Saraki wants to talk, he should talk to Atiku and himself. The primary election PDP conducted, did Atiku and Saraki not buy the votes of the delegate with Dollars?

If they want to preach against vote buying, they should start from themselves.

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by goodlifehyd(m): 10:57am On Dec 11, 2018
EdmundChidera:
Our prof osibanjo is busy buying votes with 10k
Buhari govt is is not working highest form of vote buying coming from VP
Politics turned alot of literates to illiterates, so you believe the FG would spend a dime not approved? Mr Democracy is in danger would have hailed Atiku if he was the one doing it but unfortunately dem no born am well, and incase you missed the gist World bank just gave FG more fund to boost Trader moni & Market Moni

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by goodlifehyd(m): 10:58am On Dec 11, 2018
tunmedies:
I want dos dt r sayin trade money is nt vote buying 2 kindly answr d below questns. Why do u just introduce trade money when election is 2 months 2 cum? Why cant dy introduce it 2 years ago?
Since you believe its vote buying please answer this simple question... Was it in the budget submitted since last year but delayed by "Mr Democracy is in Danger" YES/NO?

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by mechanics(m): 10:59am On Dec 11, 2018
Those against vote buying are also guilty of vote buying.

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Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by tunmedies(m): 11:02am On Dec 11, 2018
I want dos dt r sayin trade money is nt vote buying 2 kindly answr d below questns. Why do u just introduce trade money when election is 2 months 2 cum? Why cant dy introduce it 2 years ago?
Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by bixton(m): 11:04am On Dec 11, 2018
President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said vote buying is a threat to the nation’s democracy

Oh yes, vote buying is a threat to the nation's democracy. In what sense of democracy are they referring to?
Do they not know the way and manner they became the SP and Speaker of the house is also considered vote buying?

With these positions, it is clear that we cannot afford to conduct an election that will not be credible, peaceful, free and fair

Nigeria has never had credible, peaceful and free elections. What we have been having and celebrating is fair and acceptable outcomes of elections by politicians and their parties.



It is noteworthy that in 2015, we set an enviable standard that encouraged more countries in Africa to democratise

I don't seem to understand what's the standard set or the yardstick used as measure?

In 2019, we cannot lower the standard. We must up the ante, because whatever we do will have impact on the continent and serve as a representation of Africa on the global stage,” he said

The standards became lowered during the 2015 elections. Any one can tell from the type of campaigns done and speeches proclaimed by all involved.


We cannot under any circumstances militarise election, because that defeats the purpose of free, fair and credible poll

Only persons with evil motives will be scared at the sight of the military.



When political office holders defy the law and corruptly assume office, they will always operate as if they are above the law

All Nigerian politicians are above the law. The only ones not above the law are basically the few who are headaches to the incumbent.

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He added that the nation’s democracy had stagnated and would sadly remain so until Nigerians eliminate all sham election that produces their worst as leaders over their best

We do not have a democracy yet, much more a stagnated one.




Chairman of the committee, Sen. Suleiman Nazif, blamed vote buying on poverty, unemployment, lack of stringent punitive measures, lawlessness, laxity of law enforcement agencies, insufficient voter education, and ignorance, among others

If one is to blame vote buying on poverty and unemployment, what would one say to certain persons who are considered elder statesmen, high class personalities who have been given monies, promissory notes,etc,etc, pre and post of every election.
Re: Vote Buying A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy- Saraki, Dogara by somehow: 11:12am On Dec 11, 2018
Who passed the bill?
EdmundChidera:
Our prof osibanjo is busy buying votes with 10k
Buhari govt is is not working highest form of vote buying coming from VP

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