2015: “INEC Plans To Disenfranchise Lagos Residents” -APC

The National leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC of plotting to disenfranchise residents of Lagos State ahead of the 2015 general election.

In a press statement issued by Ahmed Bola Tinubu, former governor of the state and APC’s national leader, the party said aside some loopholes in the process of collecting the Permanent Voters Card, PVC which commenced in the state on Saturday, the inability of INEC to provide explanation to the residents on why the number of registered voters in the state had to reduce from 6,247,845 to 4.8 million means that “something sinister is afoot.”

The APC said INEC must make public, the register of the entire state, insisting that the register is a public document. “Electorate deserves to know what happened. The names, photos and relevant data must be disclosed to the public,” the party says.

The party also alleged that the reduction has seen about 1801 polling Units across the state reduced to zero.

Lampooning the electoral body at the party’s secretariat, APC said, “INEC has had four long years since the 2011 elections to perfect the register, yet it sat idle and failed to deliver to Nigeria a credible register. This is a grave abdication of duty and portends ill for the upcoming election,” it stated.

The APC then asked, “What can INEC do in four months that it has been unable to do in four long years?

“One wonders if it takes INEC this long to produce a comprehensive voters register, and Permanent Voters Card, PVC, then how would it handle the national elections?”

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