Elections: INEC threatens to prosecute underage voters, sponsors


-As Nigerians prepare for Saturday’s elections, the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) has threatened to arrest and prosecute underage voters and their sponsors during the general elections.

Chairman of the commission, Prof.Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at a news conference, in Abuja.

Yakubu urged that underage voters spotted anywhere across the country should be reported immediately, adding that INEC was working with the Police to apprehend underage voters and their sponsors.

“Any underage person caught trying to be accredited or voting on day of election will be arrested.

“Voting is only open to Nigerian citizens who are above the statutory age of 18.

“Let me seize this opportunity to warn those who may wish to sponsor underage persons to vote on day of election that they will be arrested,” he said.

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