Nigeria, Sept. 19 -- Agents of the two major political parties- the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party - have been found buying votes in the ongoing governorship election in Edo State.

A Premium Times Centre For Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) observer who witnessed the situation explained that while vote-buying was going on in some polling units, party agents in other polling units were coercing the aged to vote their preferred candidates.

Party agents in PU unit 1, Ward 4 in Etsako East local government were also thumbprinting for voters which is against the electoral act.

But a presiding officer who introduced himself as Timothy said "everything is under control."

The electoral act says a voter commits an offen...