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, Majority Leader House of Representatives, has expressed worry over slow pace of the ongoing voters registration exercise Ogbomoso, State.

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

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

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

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

The 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 the challenges persist.

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

The 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 of the commission’s readiness to promptly tackle the challenges.

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

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