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INEC Staffs Halt Voters’ Registration Over Harassment In Akobo

By Kehinde Akinbami


A mild drama ensued today at Islamic Mission Primary School, Onikokoro, Akobo, after some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staffs abruptly stopped voters registration exercise, following allegations of harassment against them by some hoodlums.

Thecrusaderng.com gathered that trouble started at about 1pm  when the INEC staffs were trying to distribute forms for the people to fill before registering them. It was gathered that some youths started protesting the way the INEC officials were secretly issuing forms to some suspected members of a political party who were determined to register their supporters at all cost.

This however degenerated into conflict as some youths engaged one another in exchange of blows.

Speaking to thecrusaderng.com, Mr Dayo, who had a chat with our correspondent said ”the registration hasn’t been fair in the last two days. Today which mark the final day of the exercise is even worst.” According to him, the venue of registration was changed thrice before it was rescheduled for Islamic Mission Primary School, Onikokoro, Akobo,

Also speaking during the exercise, Mr Sogo Kolawole said INEC staffs brought limited forms which hindered many people from registering their names. He also said the use of only one machine to register the numerous persons was unacceptable.


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