Senate President Ahmad Lawan has cautioned Nigerians against vote-buying in the 2023 general election.
Mr Lawan said this when he received members of an election observation group, the polling unit ambassadors of Nigeria, on a sensitisation road walk at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.
Mr Lawan, presented with a red flag against buying and selling votes, said, “I am waving this flag against voter inducement, so I call on all Nigerians, especially the youth, to shun vote buying or selling their votes during the election.”
He added, “It gives me the opportunity to take this red flag to show it to all potential vote buyers and sellers that vote buying is criminal and it’s punishable by the Electoral Act,” adding that “vote selling is also criminal and it’s punishable, if you are a voter, keep your vote and decide who to vote for.”
Mr Lawan urged the electorate to vote for someone or a political party that would make “your life better.”