The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said voters without face masks would not be allowed to participate in the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
It also revealed plans to deploy new technologies that will enhance the country’s electoral proceccess while participants maintain social distance.
This is coming at the time when the novel coronivrus have forced most industries accross the world to adopt new ways of doing things.
According to the electoral empire, deploying tech tools in the forthcoming elections will also reduce the rising cost of elections in the country.
Making plans towards the year 2021, INEC said it is liaising with the National Assembly to see how political parties can nominate replacements for dead representatives in line with a Supreme Court judgment that votes belong to the parties and not individuals.
INEC made this plans known in a document which was signed by its Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and released in Abuja on Monday, 2020.
In the said document tagged “Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic”, the body always hinted that voters without face masks would not be allowed to participate in the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.