The Lagos State Police Command has announced that it will launch an investigation into a polling unit where voters were reportedly forced to vote for the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The decision was made following the emergence of a video in which a political thug was seen telling voters who would not vote for the ruling party at a polling unit in Fehintola Giwa Street, Aguda, Surulere, to leave. The man, who remains unidentified, was heard saying, "If you can't vote for APC here, go home. Nobody forced you to come here. I will look out for you, and if I see you voting for another party, you will get into trouble."
The state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed that the threat made by the thug is criminal and against the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022. Hundeyin stated that an investigation will commence, and those found to have violated the law will be prosecuted.
In his words: "This is totally criminal and against the Electoral Act, 2022. Investigation and prosecution will commence."
This is totally criminal and against the Electoral Act, 2022. Investigation and prosecution will commence. https://t.co/Qpo6rsVwkd— SP Benjamin Hundeyin (@BenHundeyin) February 25, 2023