Two Civil Society Organisations monitoring the Osun governorship election on Saturday said the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC’s secret balloting had so far made it impossible for people to openly buy and sell votes.
The Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo, said that the group was monitoring the election in 250 polling units.
Itodo said that so far,it was obvious that INEC took deliberate steps to ensure that the secrecy of balloting was not compromised .
The National Coordinator, Election Monitor, Abiodun Ajijola, said that he had so far not witnessed nor heard of vote buying during the election.
Ajijola said that things were moving as planned except for one or two issues on card readers where it was not authenticating properly.
He said that a request was made and something was being done about it.
The groups, therefore, commended INEC for the conduct of the exercise, so far.