Nigeria: We Will Not Allow Video Recording During Osun Election - INEC

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17 September 2018

A card reader displays a thumb print of a voter as an electoral officer scans the thumb print of a voter at a polling unit at the start of general elections in Daura, northwest Nigeria, March 28, 2015. Nigerians went to the polls on Saturday in what looks set to be the first genuine electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999, in which an opposition candidate has a fighting chance of unseating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Voters will not be allowed to go inside polling booths with their mobile phones, cameras and any other devices that can record images during Saturday's Governorship election in Osun State.

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this on Monday (today) in Osogbo at the stakeholders' forum organised ahead of the election.

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.

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