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Osun Decides: INEC Visits Winners' Chapel, Says Vote Buyers, Sellers Risk Jail Term




Olabode Korede


Osun State Resident Electoral Commission, Mr. Segun Agbaje had visited Living Faith Church(Winners' Chapel) Osogbo, Osun State to extend the preparedness of the commission toward September 22 election.


In the address of Agbaje to the congregation at the church Sunday service, he vowed that, the commission will give credible election that Nigeria hasn't witnessed before with the Osun State election.

The whole world is eyeing Osun State over this election which many of them are partnering with the agencies so that we can have free and fair election.

Agbaje said that a punishment would be meted to any person found to be selling or buying votes before and during election. We are determined to punish offenders.

He lamented that vote buying and selling is very embarrassing to the commission. We shall do all within our reach to stop the menace.


He stressed that, “ There is a one -year jail term , N 100,000 fine , or both , for any person who makes a false statement , fails to give information or facilitate the registration of a fictitious person ”.


"Jail term , N 500 ,000 fine , or both , awaited anyone who induced or yield to inducement of any kind by any person to vote during the exercise.


The official, said that the offences contravened the provisions of the Electoral Act , 2010 , as amended and he implored the congregation of the church to provide information to help the commission through the police to apprehend anybody that err.



He said that INEC is working with security agencies to prevent political parties from hijacking the exercise .


Also the State Pastor of Winners' Chapel, Pastor Dapo Olumuyiwa commended the official of INEC for the painstaking steps and plans taken to conduct the election.

According to him, " On the prayer alter we will play our part to support the democracy of this nation. The worst of democracy is better than military rule. So we must all be responsible for the peace and stability of this nation.

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