It has been alleged that some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have perfected plans to deny Igbos and the entire people of the South-east Nigeria from getting registered in the ongoing voter's registration exercise.
According to news making rounds, an alarm has been raised over the ongoing voter's registration exercise in Igbo land where Ndigbo are being frustrated and disfranchised by planted members of staff of INEC.
Last week an eyewitness reported cases of criminal acts on the part of INEC officials at Aguata Anambra State registration center located in the remote area of Ekwuluobia, where it was reported that there were a lot of young people hanging around who were refused registration because according to the source, INEC said they can’t register because they were 18yrs of age at the point of the last registration in 2014 and they did not register.”
They were told they can only register if they can prove that they weren’t in the country during the last registration exercise by providing a copy of their International Passport.
“After much pressure to know why such condition must be attached to voters registration, the INEC officials insisted that the order is from above and must be followed.
Please, folks, wetin concern voters register with International Passport? Is this same INEC system and bottleneck conditions from above working in the Northern region.
I hope this will be brought to the attention of Ohaneze Ndigbo organization to get to the bottom of this instruction from above.