The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has advised electorate to follow voting procedures rightly during this Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly election.
INEC Administrative Secretary, Oyo State, Mr David Asemo gave the advise while featuring of a Premier FM interview programme, Straight Talk, ahead of the election.
Giving detail of what is expected of the electorate, Mr Asemo explained that accreditation and voting exercise would commence simultaneously by 8 o’clock in the morning and closes by 2pm after the last person on the queue had voted.
He also explained that voters should use their index finger for finger printing on the ballot paper as against the usual thumb printing used in past elections, which he described as a new development in way of voting.
He said electorate should ensure the index finger is rightly placed inside the box beside their preferred political party on the ballot paper to guard against void votes.
Mr Asemo, who solicited for cooperation of the media on the need to guard against dissemination of fake news especially on social media, said journalists should confirm election results from the commission before it is given out.
He urged party agents to conduct themselves well during the election to be good ambassadors of the party they represent.