Independent National Electoral Commission says one-year imprisonment or a fine of N500,000 awaits anyone found guilty of buying votes during the 2023 general elections.
INEC Commissioner in Jigawa State, Prof Muhammad Lawal Bashar, disclosed this while addressing newsmen.
Bashar expressed INEC’s readiness to conduct all the elections with the BVAS machine to ensure free and fair elections.
” The machine will identify voters going to vote and those who have registered more than once will not be able to vote,” he said.
The commissioner also disclosed that INEC had received over one 156 permanent voter cards which are still under distribution until 22 January 2023.
He, therefore, urged those who have registered but have yet to collect their voter cards to do so before the closing date.
Bashar added that the Commission had made a good plan that will make it possible for the people with special needs, the elderly and pregnant women to vote easily.