The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has announced that voters for the forthcoming Osun state gubernatorial election will not be allowed to go with their phones, cameras or any recording device into the polling booths.

He made this announcement on Monday in Osogbo at the stakeholders’ forum organised ahead of Saturday’s election.

The INEC chairman said this would help to curb the issue of vote-buying and vote-selling which he described as a new strategy adopted by politicians to rig elections.

He said voters would not be stopped from using their devices at the polling units but would not be allowed to hold their them from the moment they are issued with ballot papers until they cast their marked ballots inside the ballot boxes.

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