Government Seeks to Buy Votes with Mobile Phones. This Is A Repeat of 2012.
January 8, 2013 - 4:34 pm
A Nigerian opposition party has condemned a government scheme to give 10 million mobile phones for free to farmers.
All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) General Secretary Tijani Tumsa said the plan was a “mischievous vote-catching exercise” for the 2015 elections.
Last week, the agriculture minister said the phones would help farmers “drive an agriculture revolution”.
Akinwumi Adesina said their purchase would be financed through a tax.