The Chairman, Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has stated that voters for Edo and Ondo governorship elections who did not put on their face masks shall be prevented from voting.
Yakubu disclosed this on the Presidential Process Pressure (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday in Abuja.
In keeping with him, it’s a measure by the fee to make sure the protection of voters in the course of the governorship polls amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s necessary for each voter to put on a face masks or face protecting with out which the voter wouldn’t be allowed to vote,” Yakubu, stated.
Yakubu additionally acknowledged that the non-pharmaceutical measures like bodily distancing of about two meters could be utilized, whereas hand sanitisers could be used.
The INEC boss cautioned voters in opposition to touching the surfaces and leaning on partitions on the voting centres as this might be prohibited.
He additionally acknowledged that the Fee had produced ten factors voters video conduct, which had been distributed within the two states.
Talking on the digital voting, the INEC boss stated the fee couldn’t make use of this method now as a result of the legal guidelines had not permitted it.
He, nonetheless, acknowledged that digital balloting could be utilized in Anambra election in 2021 because the legislation allowed for digital balloting and never digital voting.
In the meantime, the INEC chairman additionally revealed that the PTF had donated extra 3,000 thermometers to INEC, which might be added to the 1,000 earlier donated and deployed to Edo and Ondo for elections.