By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
Yiaga Africa has called on INEC to publish the total number of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) collected in Ihiala LGA and inform the public on the status of uncollected PVCS.
Speaking on Monday, while briefing newsmen in Abuja, on the need to enhance transparency of the supplementary election, Samson Itodo, Executive Director of Yiaga Africa, called on INEC to undertake an audit of the BVAS and ensure all the technological glitches with the device are resolved ahead of the supplementary elections to prevent delays and possible disenfranchisement of voters.
Yiaga also called on the commission to sanction all its staff accused of complicity and conspiracy with political actors and
security agents to falsify election, especially Mrs. Comfort Omorogie, Electoral Officer for Orumba north involved in compelling the Returning Officer for the LGA to declare
false results under duress.
“INEC should terminate its contractual relationship with road transport unions, especially those notorious for breach of contractual obligations.
“In addition to termination, INEC
should seek legal remedies against transporters who are liable for breach of contract.”
He urged security agencies to ensure nonpartisan and professional conduct in the Nov 9, 2021 supplementary
“Against the background of security threats in some communities in Ihiala LGA, security agencies should ensure strategic deployment to flashpoints polling units in Ihiala to guarantee the safety of voters, polling officials and materials during the supplementary election.
“Investigate and prosecute all security personnel involved in gross misconduct and electoral fraud especially the involvement of police officers in the reported incident in Orumba North LGA”.
He also called on the National Assembly to without further delay conclude the amendment to the Electoral Act and transmit the electoral bill to the President for assent.