Police bars shouting of Party slogans at polling units

By Julius Peter

The Nigeria Police Force has issued a statement warning members of the public, particularly those going to vote, to beware of some 15 electoral offences on Election Day which includes shouting of political party slogan.

In a statement Thursday, Force Public Relations Office, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said anyone who commits any of the offences would be arrested and prosecuted.
Ojukwu listed the offences to includes; casting of vote twice or more, announcing false election result, stopping any other person from voting, evealing information on a ballot paper of another person and being in possession of another person’s voter card.

Other offences are: Disorderly Behaviour at polling unit, canvassing for votes at polling unit, shouting Slogan of a political party at polling unit, being armed with guns, sticks, stones or,any other dangerous weapons at polling unit, loitering or walking about in a polling unit, using siren at a polling unit, and snatching or destroying ballot boxes or
Card readers.

Ojukwu who said that holding public meeting during election hours on Election Day is an offence, further disclosed that wearing or carrying badge or poster of a political party was an offence.  “Inflicts or threatens to inflict injury on any person or persons at a polling unit is another offence,” Ojukwu said.

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