ABEOKUTA – ABEOKUTA – A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Remmy Hazzan, has expressed displeasure over the voter’s registered lists used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the 2023 general election.
Hazzan, who is also the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on public communications lamented that the names of registered voters on INEC were full of dead people yet to be taken off from the lists.
He said this shortly after casting his vote at polling unit six, ward 14 in Omu area of Odogbolu Local Government, Ogun State.
He noted that INEC was building on the 1999 register, stressing that the commission should reprocess the entire voters’ registration.
Hazzan, however, insisted that failure of INEC to remove names of dead people from the list contributed to reported voter apathy.
He explained, “In this election and in this particular unit, we have the highest number of turnout, but if you check in relation with the voters’ register, you will see that there is voters’ apathy because some people on the list are dead.
“My father is in that register and he died about eight years ago. He hasn’t been removed from the register. So, INEC should have a working plan on how to get notified when voters have become deceased so that they can take them off effectively.
“I will advocate that at the earliest convenience time, INEC should reprocess the entire voters’ registration.
“I have always had a problem with our voters’ register as a nation because it has been a build up since 1999 register. In that register you have many dead people who were yet to be taken off from the register. In that register, you had ghosts voters who were registered at that time biometric were not in condition to register.
“Building on that register using it as a measure for voter turnout, I am not comfortable with that.”
#OgunDecides2023: NNPP Gov’ship Candidate Sues INEC Over Omission Of Party’s Name
ABEOKUTA – The governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Ogun State, Olufemi Ajadi has vowed to drag the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over omission of the party’s name on the ballot papers.
He spoke after he cast his votes at Ofada in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
Ajadi expressed concern that only the party’s logo was on the ballot paper as the name was conspicuously missing.
He also alleged votes buying and harassment during the election across the state.
Ajadi said “We can’t see security everywhere. In my polling unit, APC gathered thugs to attack me. I’m so disappointed.
“They were dragging guns with my security. This is not an election.
“On the ballot paper, I can’t see my party, NNPP. We wrote to the INEC to make amendment after the initial election.
“Today, we can’t find our party name on the ballot paper only the logo. It’s so disappointing.
“For now, by the grace of God we are going to Court to challenge the INEC on why our party’s name was omitted on the ballot paper.”
When asked if he has confidence in INEC, he responded “I don’t have confidence in INEC. They have disappointed Nigerians. It’s a total disappointment.”
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