The South-South Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mustapha Lecky, has said that the commission will redesign the structures of all polling units, to curb vote buying during the 2019 general election.
Lecky stated this while speaking to NAN, at Auchi in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo, on Monday.
“We are taking measures to ensure that it would be difficult for political parties and their candidates to buy votes.
“We are going to re-design our polling area in such a way that people cannot exhibit their ballot and show it to people in order to collect money.
“So those kind of structural re-design of the polling area is what we are going to do,” he said.
Lecky also urged the media to expose political parties and candidates found engaging in vote buying during the election, to enable INEC prosecute the culprits.
“We need the media to help us reveal those who are buying votes and call them to order.
“We are not yet apprehending them, that is the work of the police, but we can provide information to prosecute them; the needed investigation will be done by the police,” he added.
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