CDD Says Widespread Violence, Intimidation of Journalists Mar Kogi Gov Polls

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja


Prof Jinadu


The Centre for Democracy and Development CDD, one of the domestic observer groups observing Kogi governorship has decried the spate of violence, bribery/inducement of voters and  ballot snatching across the state.

Professor Adele Jinaidu, chairman of CDD election Centre in Lokoja just addressed a world news Conference where he says reports from CDD observers indicate widespread violence, Intimidation of voters, vote buying, abductions, gunshots and massive rigging that may undermine the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi state, central Nigeria.

CDD describes the conduct of the election falling short of public expectation in spite of the public outcry against electoral violence in the state .

CDD also condemned in its entirely the harassment, torture and intimidation of journalists and observers on election duty in their efforts to capture and video the illegalities surrounding the conduct of the election.