On Election Day, Voters Would Not Be Allowed To Use Their Phones To Make Call or Take Pictures— INEC



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described using mobile phones at the polling booths during Saturday’s election as a crime.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ogun State, Niyi Ijalaye made this known on Wednesday while addressing journalists after a meeting with the heads of security agencies ahead of Saturday’s election.

Ijalaye said voters would not be allowed to make calls or take pictures with their phones when they are casting their votes. He added that on no account will violence be tolerated.


The news headline has generated mixed reactions among the Facebook users. Kindly read some of the reactions from Nigerians that commented below the news on Facebook:

The motive behind this is that INEC realized that, there some political agents who buy vote from electorates, but they will told or instructed the voter or electorate to snape the ballot paper so that they will ensure you vote or thumb print for there party before paying you that is reason behind the INEC instructed or restricted. Voters not to go in with there phone during voting or thumb print, but you can go to polling unit with your phone but not during thumb print that is what inec avoid from electorate because of vote buyers.

So how do we alert efcc if vote buying is seen happening. They provided numbers to reach them. So if having your phones at the polls is criminal, how do we alert efcc.

Don’t criminalize the use of phone if you have no skeleton in your cupboard



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