Friday, September 4

INEC worried over poor turnout of Continuous Voters’ Registration in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Baritor Kpagih, has complained about the poor turnout of residents for the ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR).

Kpagih on Friday, while commending on the exercise, however complained about the low turnout of residents, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.

He said that political parties and other critical stakeholders did not do enough to mobilise the people to participate in the exercise.

The REC also attributed the low turnout to the riverine nature of most parts of the state that are only accessible only through creeks.
The exercise which started on Wednesday, September 2, is expected to end on Monday, September 7.

Kpagih opined that the exercise in the state is to ensure that eligible voters were not disenfranchised during December 5 governorship election in the state.

He added that anyone that has registered more than once will be fished out and the affected person name will be deleted from the voters’ register.
Meanwhile, a youth group in Bayelsa called Youth Forum for Progressive Chnage had advised the state governor, Seriake Dickson to step down from the forthcoming election in the state.

The group told the governor to withdraw from the race if he is too scared of the calibre of persons contesting against him saying that it is not a do or die affair to rule the state.

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