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2015 POLLS: POLICE LISTS ELECTORAL OFFENSES TO AVOID

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The Nigeria Police Force has listed 15 electoral offences to be avoided by members of the public, particularly eligible and intending voters on Election Day.

The police public Relations officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in a press statement released Thursday afternoon warned intending voters to desist from trying to cast votes more than once as permitted by electoral laws.

The police spokesman also stated that Nigerian law frowned on other illegal conducts such as stopping others from voting, revealing information on another person’s ballot papers, being in possession of another person’s permanent voter card, PVC or announcing false election results.

According to Ojuwkwu, disorderly behaviour at polling units, canvassing for votes at polling units, shouting slogans of any political party at the polling units, or bearing arms such as guns, sticks, stones or any other dangerous weapons at polling units, or loitering or walking about in a poling unit are equally unlawful conduct that could earn the wrath of the law.

The police spokesman further identified unlawful electoral conducts such as using siren at a polling units, 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, or inflicting, or threatening to inflict injury on any person or persons at a polling unit.

Advising the public to avoid trouble, Ojukwu warned that all lawbreakers would be arrested and prosecuted.

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