Anybody found with more than N100,000 around polling centres during the elections tomorrow, Febraury 16 would be considered to be attempting to buy votes.
The Head of Publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo State, Mr Olayiwola Awolowo, stated this on Thursday in Ibadan, the state capital.
He explained that the commission was takng measures to prevent vote buying.
Awolowo also warned that voters would not be allowed to enter voting cubicles with their smartphones in order to prevent them from taking pictures of ballot papers after casting their votes.
On matters concernmg number of voters and holders of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), Awolowo said: “The total number of uncollected PVCs is 786,294 while 2 176,352 PVCs have been collected.
“The total number of registered voters is 2,934,107. The difference in the figures of the PVCs and registered voters is because some owners of the uncollected PVCs are dead while some have been transferred.
“All the sensitive materials have been distributed to the INEC offices across the state.
He also stated that ahead of the elections, all INEC offices in the state had been secured against attacks by security agents.
He also disclosed that 946 card readers were available as backup for those that might malfunction during the exercise, adding that 1,607 new polling units had been created across the state to ease the process.