A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - As the country's presidential election drew closer, the Nigeria Police Force warned members of the public, particularly those going to vote, against committing electoral offences on Election Day.
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Emmanuel Ojukwu, force spokesperson, said police would arrest voters for such misconduct as casting of vote twice or more, announcing false election results, stopping any other person from voting, revealing information on a ballot paper of another person, being in possession of another person¹s voter card, disorderly behaviour at polling units and canvassing for votes at polling unit.
Shouting slogans of a political party at polling unit and being armed as well as loitering in a poling unit and using sirens would not be tolerated.
Ojukwu said police would arrest culprits snatching or destroying ballot boxes or card readers, holding public meeting during election hours on Election Day, wearing or carrying badge or poster of a political party and inflicts or threatens to inflict injury on any person or persons at a polling unit.
The Nigeria Police Force advises the public to avoid trouble, as any offender will be arrested and prosecuted, Ojukwu said.