‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
DAILY COURIER – The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has successfully prosecuted one Nasiru Idris at a Magistrate Court in Sokoto who was found to be in possession 101 PVCs and sentenced to one year in prison.
This was disclosed in a statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Saturday November 26, 2022.
The statement further noted that the Nigeria Police has arrested some individuals found to be in illegal possession of voters’ cards in some States of the Federation in contravention of Sections 117 and 145 of the Electoral Act 2002.
The Police in Kano State has arrested a man who was found to be in possession of 367 PVCs. The suspect has been charged to Court and the Commission is pursuing his prosecution, the statement added.
The Commission wishes to reiterate that it will continue to pursue all violators of the Electoral Act and ensure their diligent prosecution.