We’re Collaborating With EFCC To Curb Vote Buying — INEC

we're collaborating with efcc to curb vote buying — inec
we’re collaborating with efcc to curb vote buying — inec

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials have stated that they are collaborating with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to halt the flood of vote-buying by politicians in the country.

During a valedictory program/media briefing held yesterday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Barr Mutiu Agboke, stated that vote-buying continues to be INEC’s worst problem.

He warned politicians against engaging in the practise in future elections, stating that anyone caught purchasing votes will be prosecuted.

The REC pledged that the commission will ensure transparent, credible, free and fair general elections in 2023 and asked to security services and the political class to continue working with it to combat vote-buying in the country.

Agboke stated that the commission has given the state’s people value for their ballots by ensuring that their votes were counted in state elections.

INEC’s reputation was bolstered in all respects, he added, notwithstanding the fact that the people of the state originally questioned the commission’s sincerity in counting their ballots.

Nonetheless, he urged residents of the state to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), which he said are essential to any voter’s participation in the upcoming election, adding that “the current voting system is such that no electorate shall be allowed to vote without a PVC under any circumstances.”

According to him, “INEC has eliminated the usage of Smart Card Readers and Incident forms.”

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