PDP protest against display of voters register

Oct 11, 2011 – The party alleges irregularities in the document ahead of the October 22 council polls in Lagos

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Badagry on Monday, protested against alleged irregularities in the ongoing display of voters’ register ahead of the October 22 council polls.

A group of PDP chieftains, including Lateef Lejogbe, the party’s chairman in Badagry, lodged their complaints at the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) office in the area.  

At the meeting with Ahmed Olabisi, LASIEC officer in Badagry, the party chiefs expressed their displeasure at the exercise, saying that it was not transparent.

Other notable party chiefs at the meeting were Tofa Dada, a chairmanship aspirant and a party leader, Samuel Avoseh.

Lejogbe said that the party was not satisfied with the display of voters register carried out by the electoral body. “Badagry PDP is not satisfied with the display of voters register and we have complained to LASIEC for necessary correction to be made,” he said.

The display of voters list, placed in Badagry from September 26 to October 9, 2011, was marred by poor turnout of voters.

The PDP alleged that there was a mix up in the distribution of voters list at the wards.

According to him, the voters list meant for Ajara Dokoh Town Hall was moved to Gbenopo Primary School, Ajara Topa while those meant for Ajara Vetho was found at Agemathen New Market.

The LASIEC officer in Badagry has promised that all claims and objections about the display of voters list would be collated and sent to Lagos head office for consideration. Daily Times