Police list 15 major electoral offences voters must avoid

Former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba
Former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba

The Nigeria Police Force has issued a statement warning members of the public, particularly those going to vote, to beware of some 15 electoral offences on Election Day.

In a statement Thursday, Force Public Relations Office, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said anyone who commits any of the offences would be arrested and prosecuted.

The offences are listed below.

(1)              Casting of vote twice or more.
(2)              Announcing false election result.
(3)              Stopping any other person from voting.
(4)             Revealing information on a ballot paper of another person.
(5)              Being in possession of another person’s voter card.
(6)              Disorderly Behaviour at polling unit.
(7)              Canvassing for votes at polling unit.
(8)              Shouting Slogan of a political party at polling unit.
(9)              Being armed with guns, sticks, stones or any other dangerous weapons at polling unit.
(10)         Loitering or walking about in a polling unit.
(11)         Using siren at a polling unit.
(12)         Snatching or destroying ballot boxes or Card readers.
(13)         Holding public meeting during election hours on Election Day.
(14)         Wearing or carrying badge or poster of a political party.
(15)         Inflicts or threatens to inflict injury on any person or persons at a polling unit.

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