Ahmed cautions against electoral fraud

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The governor of Kwara State, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, has warned against electoral fraud and other forms of disruption during the Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.

In his pre-election message, Governor Ahmed again warned trouble makers and those keen to frustrate the elections through electoral fraud such as ballot box snatching, double voting and use of voter cards belonging other people to desist as those apprehended for such acts will be prosecuted according to rule of law.

The governor reminded all eligible voters that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made validation through card readers a precondition for voting in the elections, stressing security agencies will be on standby to help the electoral body enforce this and all rules relating to the conduct of the poll.

While urging the people to come and vote during the elections, Ahmed said he has secured the assurances of the police, army and other security agencies that no one will be harassed or intimidated before, during and after the elections by security agents.

He urged anyone who feels he or she has been unlawfully treated or harassed by security agencies in the course of the elections to report such incidents to the relevant authorities for redress.

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