Osun Election: Finally INEC Bans Use Of Mobile Phones, Cameras In Polling Units


The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has banned the use of mobile phones, cameras or any recording devices by voters during the Osun elections.

The Osun State Governorship election is slated to hold on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Prof Yakubu disclosed this on Monday at the stakeholders meeting in Osogbo, the state capital.

He said the ban will help reduce the risk of vote buying and selling which he described as a num amongst politicians.

The INEC boss explained that voters will not be prevented from using their devices at the polling units, but would be banned from holding their cameras and telephones, once the ballot papers are issued and until they cast their votes in the ballot boxes.

Prof. Yakubu and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, had in a meeting today expressed readiness for the election, thereby vowing to curb vote buying.

INEC Chairman on his part said that collection of the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in the state will end by 5 pm today.

According to him, the number of registration areas is 333, polling Units are 3010, and voting points are 3,765.

The state also has three senatorial districts, nine federal constituencies and 26 state constituencies.


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