There are lots of habits that may keep you in poverty, but selling your vote is another certain way to remain in poverty’s grips.

This is according to a cleric, Rev. Pam Victor of Zatum Baptist Church Kaduna.

The cleric said on Saturday that vote buying would only entrench poverty in the country, as those facilitating the act would only enrich themselves to the detriment of national growth and development.

The Reverend made the assertion in a paper on ‘Ills of vote buying in Election’, presented at a sensitisation seminar against vote buying, organized by an NGO, Cogent Watch, in Kaduna.

“Once you sell your vote, it’s like selling your future; it’s really degrading, because the man that buys your vote will make sure he recovers his money from the public treasury.

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“This act makes politicians to be unfaithful to the people by delaying projects just to recover the money spent to get votes,” he said.

He therefore cautioned the electorate not to be deceived but hold on to their voter cards to elect a credible government that would work for the collective interest of the country.

Victor also cautioned the youths against all forms of violence especially during elections, adding that “violence is not a solution to Nigeria’s problems.”

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