The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Bello Ahmed, who is in charge of the Osun governorship re-run election in Olede in Ife South Local Government, has that security agents were monitoring the issue of vote-buying.
According to Ahmed who spoke with newsmen at Adereti polling Unit 12, ward 7 in Olode on Thursday, anyone caught buying votes would be arrested.
”We are law-abiding and we obey the rule of law but anyone who perpetrates crime will be arrested.
“But so far, so good; the election is going on smoothly,” Ahmed said.
The Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Mr Stephen Ojewande, said people were prevented from coming to the polling units with phones. Those who came with smartphones were restricted 300 metres away from the polling units.
“We ensure that nobody comes to the polling unit with smartphones.
“We also ensure that people with smartphones are chased 300 metres away from the polling unit,” he said.