Ondo Election: Police Commission Receives 51 Complaints On Voter Inducement


A suspect arrested for vote-buying in a police van in Ondo on Saturday.

The Police Service Commission has said that the conduct of policemen on electoral duties during the October 10 Ondo State governorship election was above average.

The agency said its team visited 12 local government areas in the three senatorial districts of the state, covering 77 polling units, and received 51 telephone calls on attempts to induce voters.

The PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed in an interim report on Sunday, that monitors ran into a police officer with f/no 454246 at one of the polling units in Okitipupa who politely rejected N50,000 bribe to allow thumb-printing for voters who failed to turn up for voting.

The statement titled, ‘Ondo governorship election: PSC in 12 LGAs, commends police conduct said:-

The commission would investigate further “this commendable conduct of the officer and if confirmed to be true, will consider rewarding him as it will equally visit disciplinary measure on those found wanting.”

It observed the even distribution of policemen at the polling units ranging from 3 to 12 depending on the size of the unit, adding that they were complemented by men of the Department of State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Commission and the joint task force.

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