The Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) on Friday said underage voters caught during the general elections would be arrested and prosecuted.
Yakubu said that underage voters spotted anywhere across the country should be reported immediately, adding that INEC was working with the Police to apprehend underage voters and their sponsors.
“Voting is only open to Nigerian citizens who are above the statutory age of 18.
“Let me seize this opportunity to warn those who may wish to sponsor underage persons to vote on day of election that they will be arrested,” he said.
The chairman, however, advised Nigerians to watch out for perpetuators of electoral violence and do a video and still picture and send to INEC’s website.
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