The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said November 26, 2016 governorship election in the Ondo state was largely monetised.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state on Monday.
Mr. Yakubu who was represented by INEC National Chairman in charge of Oyo Ekiti, Osun and Ondo States, Mr Solomon Soyebi said the last guber elections in Edo and Anambra states were also monetised.
Sunshine Herald reports that he warned candidates contesting in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti that it would not allow the exchange of votes for cash.
"The elections in Edo, Ondo and Anambra States were largely monetised. We are aware of this. It was see and buy, but we promise you, it won't happen in Ekiti.
"It was N5,000 per vote in Ondo and Anambra states. We are working with security agencies not to allow it to happen again. We even seized some cash in Anambra state."
"In Ekiti election, we won't allow any vehicle to come near the polling units because the politicians used to keep the money in the booth. With this, it will reduce because politicians can't carry large amount in their pockets,'' he said.