A picture has gone viral on social media showing Senator Dino Melaye, allegedly ‘buying’ votes from potential voters in his constituency.
The picture was secretly taken shortly before Senator Melaye cast his vote at 9:15 am at Iluafor polling unit 004, Ayetoro 1 on Saturday.
There are reports widespread vote-buying by all the major parties involved in the elections.
According to a video sourced from online news platform, TheCable, the senator was seen giving out money to a group of people suspected to be potential voters before heading for his polling unit to cast his vote.
VIDEO: @dino_melaye gives out more money to a businesswoman close to the voting area to share bean cake to those present. #BayelsaDecides2019 #KogiDecides2019 #CDDAnalysisCentre pic.twitter.com/pJnsAOHw3z
— TheCable (@thecableng) November 16, 2019