Popular comedian and parody creator Adebowale Adedayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, has warned young people not to sell their votes and permanent voting cards to politicians before the 2023 election.
Adebayo, who made the call via his official Twitter account on Tuesday, said vote-buying politicians would in turn ruin the nation and plunder the national treasure belonging to the Nigerian people, labeling them “destroyers.”
He stressed that any politician who offers money for votes will not serve, but is investing.
Adebayo tweeted: “Dear Nigerians please let’s sensitize ourselves and our neighbours. Do not let anyone pick up your PVC or take a photo of you in exchange for money!!! That money will not last 4 days. But the suffering will last 4 years and more. Abeg.
“Any politician who offers you money in exchange for your vote is not going to help you. They are just investing. If they come to occupy the position, they will plunder the treasure of the Nation that by right belongs to the people.
“Don’t vote for robbers and looters! They are destroyers, ”she concluded.
INEC also expressed concern about vote buying, saying that its previous efforts to stop the law had failed, adding that vice could mar the successful conduct of the elections.
Also EFCC chief Abdulrasheed Bawa said that for decades, vote buying has become a major obstacle to free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.
Warning politicians, he said the EFCC would continue to monitor compliance with section 2 of the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act 2022 on “limitation to make or accept cash payments”, in the processes leading up to elections. of 2023.
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, for his part, identified violence, banditry, the use of money and the theft of ballot boxes as some of the evils that threaten credible elections in Nigeria.