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2023: INEC announces punishment for vote buying

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stated that anyone found guilty of buying votes during the 2023 elections will face either a one-year prison sentence or a fine of N500,000.

This was stated on Monday by the INEC Commissioner for Jigawa State, Muhammed Lawal Bashar.

The Commissioner stated that the Electoral Commission is prepared to use the BVAS machine to conduct all of the elections to guarantee that the elections will be free and fair. ”

Voters who have registered more than once will not be able to cast a ballot because the machine will identify voters as they go to the polling place.

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Muhammad reported that the Commission has received more than 156 permanent voter cards, which will continue to be distributed until the 22nd of January 2023.

The Commissioner added that the organisation had come up with a good plan that would make it simpler for people with disabilities, persons older than 70, and pregnant women to cast their votes.

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