READ THIS: If You Don't Want To Go To Prison From The Polling Post

Date: 07-03-2015 12:06 pm (5 years ago) | Author: MrJohn
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Polling Offenses are by far the most common violations of the law in recent years, with few ever punished in Nigeria.

Undeniably, it is even more astonishing that because of the system in Nigeria that a number of politicians after deliberately infringing upon the law to get into public offices, use the privileges of the office and the public purse to sustain themselves in office.

The Funds obtained from government offices are used to pay lawyers for electoral cases.

However, a VanguardNg publication has revealed that the electoral laws stipulate conditions that could make a voter go to prison straight from polling post on an Election Day. Among them are;

    1. OFFENCE


    Giving someone money to vote for or not to vote for someone

    PUNISHMENT

    N100,000 fine or 12 months in prison or both

    2. OFFENCE

    A person shall be culpable if within the vicinity of a polling station or collation centre he/she
    —Convenes a meeting
    —Wears, carries a badge, poster, banner, flag or symbol relating to a political party

    —Makes unauthorised official announcements

    PUNISHMENT
    N100,000 or six months in prison for each offence

    3.OFFENCE

    A person shall be guilty if he/she –
    —Canvasses for votes on Election Day

    —Shouts political party slogans
    — Is in possession of offensive weapons or wears any dressing that could intimidate other voters
    —Wears clothes or symbols that could refer to a political party in the election
    —Brings to the vicinity of the polling area vehicles that could refer to as that of a political party in the election
    —Hangs around the polling area after voting or being refused to vote
    —Uses siren

    PUNISHMENT


    N100,000 or six months in prison for each offence

    4. Forging ballot paper or certificate of return 2 years in prison
    5. Being in possession of more than one valid PVC N100,000 fine or 12 months in prison or both
    6. Impersonation using another person’s PVC N500,000 fine or 12 months in prison or both
    7. Voting more than once N500,000 fine or 12 months in prison or both



Posted: at 7-03-2015 12:06 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Wysetots at 7-03-2015 12:48 PM (5 years ago)
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They need to know.....before the offence !!
Posted: at 7-03-2015 12:48 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- mathzno at 7-03-2015 01:38 PM (5 years ago)
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APC take note!!!!
Posted: at 7-03-2015 01:38 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- joromy at 7-03-2015 03:08 PM (5 years ago)
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GOOD MOVE
Posted: at 7-03-2015 03:08 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- echeeche at 7-03-2015 03:52 PM (5 years ago)
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 Grin
Posted: at 7-03-2015 03:52 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- odegbalegu at 7-03-2015 05:14 PM (5 years ago)
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well informed
Posted: at 7-03-2015 05:14 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- praiseking at 7-03-2015 05:48 PM (5 years ago)
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pdp take note, cos that has been your habit.
Posted: at 7-03-2015 05:48 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- elchymo at 7-03-2015 06:01 PM (5 years ago)
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APC...
Posted: at 7-03-2015 06:01 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 7-03-2015 08:20 PM (5 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 7-03-2015 08:20 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- mensch at 7-03-2015 08:48 PM (5 years ago)
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good so
Posted: at 7-03-2015 08:48 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- vickie_guz at 7-03-2015 09:42 PM (5 years ago)
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Ok nice one. Apc should take note then #bunch of noisemakers#
Posted: at 7-03-2015 09:42 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 7-03-2015 10:33 PM (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 7-03-2015 10:33 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- DRraze at 8-03-2015 08:27 AM (5 years ago)
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with 5kobo fine who would go to jail?
Posted: at 8-03-2015 08:27 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Nicksam at 8-03-2015 08:58 AM (5 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 8-03-2015 08:58 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 8-03-2015 01:12 PM (5 years ago)
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Those noise makers shld take note. They kn themselves.
Posted: at 8-03-2015 01:12 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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