Some Nigerian politicians have outsmarted party delegates by allegedly buying their votes with bundles of counterfeit cash.
Reports say the development has sparked angry reactions among some of the swindled delegates, and they have resorted to cursing the con candidates.
Henry Nwazuruahu (Henry Shield), former Special Assistant to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, disclosed this dramatic occurrence on Tuesday, May 31.
In a post made on his Twitter page, Nwazuruahu said the bundles of cash that have turned out to be counterfeit were meant to induce delegates during a party’s primaries.
According to correctng.com, the bundles of dollars given to the delegates were mixed with fake notes, and it only came to light after the bag containing the cash was taken to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators to change it to naira for them.
Nwazuruahu could not believe that candidates seeking election could scam the delegates in such a dramatic fashion.
“How can you give fake dollars to Delegates? You people are just evil,” he wrote.
His post has since sparked hilarious reactions on Twitter, with some users saying it serves the delegates right because they always take bribes to vote for the wrong people who do not merit the position they seek to occupy.
A Twitter user identified as @drjeff60 posted a video of BDC operators unpacking the stacks of dollars before realizing that not all of them were genuine.