March 20, 2019

INEC to re-design polling units to curb vote buying (Guardian)

INEC to re-design polling units to curb vote buying (Guardian)

Mustapha Lecky, the South-South Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the commission would redesign the structures of all polling units to curb vote buying during the 2019 general election.

Lecky disclosed this Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Auchi, Edo state.

sure that it would be difficult for political parties and their candidates to buy votes.

“We are going to re-design our polling area in such a way that people cannot exhibit their ballot and show it to people in order to collect money.

“So those kinds of structural re-design of the polling area is what we are going to do,” he said.

Lecky urged the media to expose political parties and candidates found engaging in vote buying during the election, to enable INEC to prosecute the culprits.

“We need the media to help us reveal those who are buying votes and call them to order.

“We are not yet apprehending them, that is the work of the police, but we can provide information to prosecute them; the needed investigation will be done by the police,” he said.”

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