Lagos - Some Abia State civil society organisations have called for holding of fresh elections in some areas that experienced glitches this past weekend.
“Our Attention has been drawn to the irregularities, lapses and lacuna discovered in the recently conducted Presidential, Senatorial and House of Representatives Election held on the 28thMarch 2015.The Aftermath as well as the echo still ring bells,” the organisations said in a joint statement.
The organisations contesting the election conduct are the Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD), LICO Development Foundation, Society for Economic Rights & Social Justice (SERSJ) and Human Rights, Justice & Peace Foundation (HRJPF).
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The organisations said areas where these irregularities were highly witnessed include Osisioma, Obingwa, Umuahia North and Aba South.
They thus called for the total cancellations of the elections conducted in the mentioned Local Government Areas, disciplinary action against electoral officials, new elections, and the use of functional card readers are used for the subsequent elections.
“In Conclusion we commend the Electorate for their peaceful and the manner they conducted themselves during the election and the large numbers of voters who troop in en masse to cast their votes and hope the same will be replicated in the April 11 Gubernatorial and House of Assembly Elections.”