5th April, 2011
The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Lagos State, South-West, Nigeria, has asked the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kunle Ogunmola, to urgently find solutions to some of the challenges that have popped up with the elections.
The state ACN, through its Chairman, Henry Ajomale, said it noticed some of these challenges in the botched National Assembly election which was supposed to hold last Saturday.
Some of the challenges, according to the party, include late arrival of INEC staff at most polling booths, absence of INEC staff at several polling booths and presence of INEC staff at some polling booths, but without ballot papers and results sheets.
Others include the supply of votersâ€™ registers of other states at some polling booths, implying that such polling booths did not have the appropriate votersâ€™ registers and absence of policemen at some polling booths.
The party demanded immediate action to tackle the deficiencies.
Demanding the production of the original manual voters registers compiled during registration for all subsequent elections, to ensure that no eligible voter is excluded, the party said: â€œfor example, at Emmanuel Street, Kosofe LGA where about 450 voters registered, only 50 of the names appeared on the register brought by INEC.â€