Buying votes and corruption have long been part of the political game in Nigeria, but recession and an anti-corruption drive has meant less money for palm-greasing this time around and some voters are grumbling.
Nigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturday’s elections.
Nigeria’s main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the run-up to elections next February.
The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s election has advised Nigerians against selling their votes as concerns persist over possible electoral fraud at the landmark polls.
Nigerian ex-head of state Olusegun Obasanjo backed his former deputy on Thursday for next year’s presidential election, ending a public feud that had threatened to undermine the main opposition candidate.