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Protesters clamour for postponement of elections

2015-02-05 16:05
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 - For the second time in two days, protesters in their hundreds on Wednesday disrupted activities at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding the postponement of the general elections, reports Tribune.

The protesters under the aegis of the Coalition of Civil Societies and Concerned Nigerians alleged marginalisation of the Southern part of the country in the distribution of the Permanent Voters’ Card (PVCs) while the North was favoured.

Led by Amanda Chisom, the protesters alleged that the northern states had received a total of over 73 percent of the PVCs, while the southern states had received only 46 per cent of the cards.

Also read: Nigeria may postpone Feb elections - INEC

According to Chisom, under the circumstances, the elections should be shifted to either March or April to enable the distribution of the PVCs to all eligible voters.

Read more at Tribune.

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