It has become apparent that there is widespread voter apathy in the ongoing gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Elections.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 general election, Peter Obi, on Saturday, explained that the disenchantment of the electorate is traceable to what he termed moneybag politics and disappointment with the results of the last federal elections.
He made the assertion after voting at his Amatutu polling unit in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He voted at about 11.20am, and pointed out that the marked difference between the ongoing state the federal elections conducted on February 25, was “transactional politics”.
The LP presidential flagbearer decried a situation where politicians had to paid cash for votes or deployed other pecuniary things to induce the electorate.
Obi was concerned that voters did not come out in large numbers on Saturday because the result of the last poll did not reflect their wishes.
He said, “The electorates were discouraged to come to vote because of what happened in the last poll that did not reflect the people’s wish.”