#CrossRiverDecides: SDP Guber Candidate, Eyo Ekpo Accuses PDP Of Vote Buying

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The Gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River State for the March 9, 2019 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections, Mr. Eyo Ekpo has accused aides of the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ben Ayade of vote buying.

Mr. Ekpo took to Twitter to make his allegation.

“Just voted at my AME Zion Church/Primary School PU. Vote-buying going on openly by CRSG appointees. Saw it with my kro-kro eye. PDP fear and desperation to “win” is so pathetic,” Ekpo tweeted Saturday morning.

However, he failed to mention anyone’s name despite speculations that the commissioner for tourism, Mr. Eric Anderson is the head of the campaign team in Ward 5 of Calabar Municipal local government where Mr. Ekpo’s polling unit is.

Addressing Journalists shortly after, Mr. Ekpo called for improvement in the tech systems deployed by the electoral umpire even as he adjudged the 2015 general elections to be better than that of 2019.

The Oracle quoted Mr. Ekpo as saying: “We have to improve on technology and the systems we have in place rather than doing away with the card readers.

“Two weeks ago when I voted, my thumb print was not authenticated by the card reader and I had to go manual.

“What we are contending with here is the fact that 2015 seems to have gone a bit better than 2019 and I can only call on INEC to improve on the processes.

“There has been too many stories around thumb printing going on before the elections, but like I said, these are stories but the fact that there has been these stories and in some cases people have actually provided evidence is not a good thing.”

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