Nigeria’s Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of 63 human rights and civil society bodies, said that a marked feature of this election was the collusion of many electoral officers with party agents to commit malpractices or to allow the voters to subvert the electoral process.
“There were areas where the incidence of electoral fraud was great enough to completely distort the election result,” the TGM said in a report received by IRIN. It added that the presidential polls recorded “a far higher incidence” of electoral malpractice than recent state and local elections.
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