A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - Some political parties on Tuesday blasted the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega for changing the commission’s earlier procedure on ballot paper sorting, reports National Mirror.
The parties during the National Stakeholders’ Summit on the 2015 General Elections held in Abuja, said they never agreed with INEC to amend the sorting procedure.
The party accused INEC of merely bowing to the demands of a singular party to change the process.
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The parties are All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Citizens Popular Party (CPP) and the Progressives Peoples Alliance,( PPA).
INEC had at an earlier meeting with political parties told them of its resolve to invalid ballot papers that are dropped in wrong boxes.
The commission, has, however, reviewed the decision and would now allow wrongly deposited ballot papers to be transferred into their appropriate ballot boxes.
Read more at National Mirror.
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