Nigeria Decides 2023: INEC Creates Fresh Obstacles
OpenLife Nigeria reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has punctured candidates’ age long strategic mode of vote buying.
Over the years, desperate candidates would compel willing vote sellers to produce photo evidence of who they voted for before payment.
To nip such clever means in the bud,
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared that anybody who goes into the voting cubicle with a photographic device or a telephone to capture his choice of the party will be jailed upon prosecution.
The National Commissioner and Chairman of INEC Voter Education and Publicity Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, made this known during a news programme on Channels Television.
Okoye made it clear that photographic recording or capturing device is not allowed at the voting cubicle.
According to him, “no one will be allowed to take his or her phone to the voting cubicle. It is prohibited.
“Officials of the ICPC, EFCC and security agencies will be on hand to monitor and ensure that the law in that respect is not violated.”