Point of Sale (PoS) devices cannot be brought to polling places in Anambra State by party agents or anyone else connected to political parties, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In addition to prohibiting materials that could be used to induce voters to sell their votes, State Resident Electoral Commissioner Elizabeth Agwu made this statement in a press conference on Friday.
According to our reports, during the presidential election, there were claims that people used point-of-sale systems (PoS) to transfer money to voters in an effort to circumvent the federal government’s cashless policy, while some political parties used food-related giveaways like cartons of noodles and bales of wrappers to sway voters.
Agwu stated that the commission was prepared for the election and that election material had been distributed throughout the State during the press briefing.
Vote buying will not be accepted by the commission. We won’t permit party representatives to bring any equipment that could be used to bribe voters into the polling places, including POS machines.
“We have 21 local governments, and we have carefully and methodically distributed our materials down, especially the ballots intended for the State Assembly elections. This has been done to prevent confusion.
“It is a tradition that we normally move our materials, particularly, the sensitive materials to the local governments, from the local governments to the RAC centers, then to the polling units.
“We guarantee that voting will have started at all polling places in the state by 8:30 am on Saturday. We have resolved all BVAS-related issues for the election, and we anticipate optimal performance,” said Agwu.
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