Vote-buying most prevalent in South-south, among educated Nigerians

The South-south region of Nigeria had the highest prevalence of vote-buying during the 2019 national elections, according to a new report, which also showed people with formal education were more involved in the problem.

The report, based on a nationwide survey conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) also shows that South-south has a more negative perception of the country’s elections than the other five regions. The oil-rich region is closely followed by the North-west and North-central regions, the report shows.

The report, titled “Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends,” defines ”prevalence of vote-buying” as “the share of adult Nigerians that were personally offered money or favour in exchange for…

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