Edo 2020: Those Plotting To Buy Votes Today Won’t Succeed – INEC Says

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Director General/ Chief Executive of NIGCOMSAT, Mrs Abimbola Alale (right) shows INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu an area of interest during the Commission team’s visit to NIGCOMSAT in Abuja on 7th February. PHOTO: AYODELE SUNDAY
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said those plotting to buy votes in tomorrow’s governorship election in Edo state won’t succeed as it has put put stringent measures in place to checkmate their activities.

Speaking in a chat with Newsmen, Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Barr. Festus Okoye, said the commission was ready to conduct a free and fair election, devoid of any form of malpractice.

He said the Commission has redesigned polling units to protect the secrecy of the votes while plain clothes security personnel will also move around polling units to monitor the activities of those who want to circumvent the electoral process.

“We have redesigned our polling units to protect the secrecy of the vote. No person is allowed into the voting compartment with a camera. Plain clothes security personnel will move round the polling units to check vote buying and selling” he said.

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