DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah, Esq. (Tip 275)
GOVERNMENT VEHICLES CAN BE USED AT ANY ELECTION IN NIGERIA.
Contrary to popular opinion and even some directives, any government vehicle or boat can be used during an election by the person assigned to use such. It is only a person who is ordinarily assigned to use a government vehicle or boat that can use such at a registration center or polling unit. Also note that in an emergency, an electoral officer can use a borrowed government vehicle or boat at a registration center or polling unit.
The offence of use of borrowed government vehicle or boat at registration centre or polling unit by any other person is punishable with fine of not more than N500,000.00 and or not more than 6 months imprisonment.
My authorities are sections 121 and 158 of the Electoral Act, 2010.
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