Politics

EFCC Cautions against Vote Buying, Selling during Ondo Poll

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC says it is deploying officials for Ondo governorship election to fish out for prosecution perpetrators of votes buying and selling. 

Consequently, the EFCC has warned stakeholders in the election to steer clear of vote buying and selling. 

The head, public affairs, EFCC zonal office in charge of Edo, Ondo and Delta States, Mr Williams Oseghale gave the caution in a chat with Radio Nigeria. 

He revealed that vote buying and selling were economic crimes stipulated in the 2010 Electoral Act, as amended, with corresponding punishments of a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand naira or two years imprisonment or both 

Mr Oseghale said the EFCC was encouraging eligible voters to exercise their franchise without allowing anyone to induce them to corrupt the process. 

He announced that voters could as well call EFCC hotlines on 07016003049 and 09031377137 to report  cases of vote buying and selling in the polling units.

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