INEC bans video recording in polling booths during Osun poll

INEC bans video recording in polling booths during Osun poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that voters will be barred from going inside polling booths with their telephones, cameras and any other devices that can record images during the Osun gubernatorial election.

The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, made the disclosure on Monday, September 17, in Osogbo at the stakeholders’ forum organised ahead of Saturday September 22 election, The Punch reports.

He, however, stated that voters would not be prevented from using their devices at the polling units but would be barred from holding their cameras and telephones from the moment they are issued with ballot papers until they cast their marked ballots inside the ballot boxes.

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The INEC chairman said the new measure was enforced to help to check the issue of vote-buying and vote-selling which had in recent time, been adopted by politicians to rig elections.

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleging that the bank accounts of a governorship contestant in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, had been frozen.

The party had alleged that the accounts of its candidate and those of his family members were frozen by the anti-graft agency ahead of the Osun governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22.

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The party had alleged that the accounts of its candidate and those of his family members were frozen by the anti-graft agency ahead of the Osun governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22.

But the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Sunday, September 16, described the claim as false. He urged the public to disregard the claim which he termed as fake news, insisting that such allegations was intended make the commission appear bias politically.

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