2023 Elections: Police Vow To Go After Vote Buyers

Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba says the police has devised strategies to arrest and prosecute politicians moving on election days with tonnes of cash for vote buying.

Baba stated this in Abuja at a one-day Stakeholders Summit on Addressing the Influence of Money on the 2023 General Election.

Baba, represented by Assistant Inspector General of Police, Operations, Bala Ciroma said already, a lot of arrest have been made of persons buying voter registration cards to rig the 2023 elections, adding that some political thugs have also been arrested and are being prosecuted in courts.

The IG said the Force had embedded intelligence officers during political rallies to identify with precision, persons encouraging and perpetrating violence, saying that the police was also ready to deal with sponsors of violence before, during and after the elections.

Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa, described vote buying as a major obstacle to free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria, urging all Nigerians desirous of a better future not to be cajoled into relinquishing their right to good governance.