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Friday, 27 March 2015

List of electoral offences on election day

List of electoral offfences on election day  

Published on March 27, 2015 by    ·   No Comments
FILE PHOTO: A woman casting her vote
FILE PHOTO: A woman casting her vote
The Police have warned voters to beware of certain electoral offences on the election days.
The warning was contained a statement signed by Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Thursday,
The offences include casting of votes twice or more, announcing false election result, stopping any other person from voting and revealing information on a ballot paper of another person.
The others are being in possession of another person’s voter card, disorderly behaviour at polling unit, canvassing for votes at polling unit and shouting slogan of a political party at polling unit.
The statement also said that being armed with guns, sticks, stones or any other dangerous weapons at polling unit and loitering or walking about in a poling unit were offences.
It listed the other offences as using siren at a polling unit, snatching or destroying ballot boxes or card readers, holding public meeting during election hours on election day.
It also listed wearing or carrying badge or poster of a political party and inflicting or threatening to inflict injury on any person or persons at a polling unit as the others.
“The Nigeria Police Force advises the public to avoid trouble, as any offender will be arrested and prosecuted.”