INEC bans use of cellphones at polling units – Nigerians react



Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Monday, Mahmood Yakubu said the commission may ban the use of mobile phones at polling units. According to prof Yakubu, phones would be collected from voters when they collect their ballot papers to curb vote buying.

INEC chairman made this known in Osogbo at the stakeholders’ forum, as he says this would help the upcoming gubernatorial election in Osun to be free and fair.

In a quick response, some commenters opined that the idea is such a good one as it would encourage bribing of INEC officials and was also an infringement on the rights of voters.

However, there were a few, who totally supported the idea, saying it would definitely help curb vote buying.

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  1. Collecting people’s phones would not change anything,if I have been paid by someone to vote, whether you collect my phone or not I will still vote for whom I was paid to vote for

  2. May I add this, an eye witness gave account of how cell phones were used for rigging Ekiti elections. This is a good move by INEC

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