Phones, videos banned at polling booths during Osun election

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said voters will not be allowed to go inside polling booths with their telephones during Osun Election on September 22nd.

He said this on Monday in Osogbo at the stakeholders’ forum organised ahead of Saturday election.

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The INEC chairman said this would help to curb the issue of vote-buying and vote-selling which he described as a new strategy adopted by politicians to rig elections.

He said voters would not be barred from using their devices at the polling units but would not be allowed to hold their cameras and telephones from the moment they are issued with ballot papers until they cast their marked ballots inside the ballot boxes.

In another news, The African Democratic Congress, ADC, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will be shocked by the outcome of the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship elections, as its candidates will emerge victoriously, Vanguard reports.

The National Chairman of the party, Chief Ralphs Okey Nwosu said this, weekend, during the ADC National Convention, with the theme: ‘Building a Model Disciplined Political Party’, which drew 5,600 delegates to Osogbo, Osun State. Nwosu said:
“We brought our National Convention to Osun, to boost the efforts of our 90-man campaign team, and tell Osun people that they have no better candidate for the governorship seat other than our tested and trusted candidate, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade and his Deputy, Justice Folahanmi Oloyede (retd).
“On September 22, I assure you that the good people of Osun State, who have been yearning for good, inclusive and responsible governance, will shun money politics, no matter the billions being put aside for vote buying by the ruling government and others.
They will vote their conscience. Some people have said, ‘take their money, it is your right, but vote your conscience and don’t mortgage your future.’ Whatever the case may be, I know – from what we have seen here, the turnout at our different rallies, the different letters by support groups – that the ruling party will be shocked at the outcome of the election.”

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