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Voter registration: House leader, monarch express worry in Ogbomoso

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Mulikat Akande-Adeola, the Majority Leader in the House of Representatives,OGBOMOSO – Mulikat Akande-Adeola, the Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, has expressed worry over the slow pace of the ongoing voters registration exercise in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

Akande-Adeola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ogbomoso on Friday that she had received several complaints from prospective voters in Ogbomoso and its environs over the exercise.

 Akande-Adeola’s Saja Isale-Ora ward as well as that of a former governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, were among those listed for fresh registration exercise by INEC.

INEC had hinged the directive for fresh registration on loss of the previous registration data in some wards in Ogbomoso North, Afijio, Ibadan South-West and North-East Local Government Areas.

Akande-Adeola, after registering at her ward, on Thursday was unable to collect her temporary voter’s card due to a faulty printer.

The lawmaker expressed concern over the lapses, saying these could disenfranchise eligible voters in the area.
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Akande-Adeola urged INEC to address the lapses to enable all the eligible voters in the area register within the stipulated duration.

She also called for extension of the registration exercise should the challenges persist.

Similarly, the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewunmi,  expressed displeasure over the slow pace of the exercise.

The monarch had left his Unit 05 Oja Jagun Ward after he could not register due to the faulty batteries of the Direct Data Capturing machine.

But reacting to the development, Alhaji Nasir Ayilara, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, assured residents of the commission’s readiness to promptly tackle the challenges.

Ayilara, who monitored the exercise in Ogbomoso, appealed to residents of the community to be patient, saying it would turn out a success story.

He later supervised the registration of the monarch. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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