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NCP wants INEC to carry out periodic review of voters' register

25 September 2012, 10:12

Akure - The National Chairman of National Conscience Party (NCP), Dr Yinusa Tanko, on Monday in Akure called for periodic review of voters’ register to avoid disenfranchising Nigerians.

Tanko said that there was no way the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) could make the voters register permanent.

“What we are saying is that the voters’ register cannot be permanent, there are times when God will call some people home while some young ones will come of age,” he said.

Tanko advised INEC to carry out the exercise at least three months to any election, to accommodate those who had attained voting age.

The chairman said the commission should also display voters’ register prior to elections as part of confidence building measures.

He said the party would contest in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election and expressed optimism that its candidate, Mr Oladipo Lawrence, would win.

Tanko, who commended Gov. Olusegun Mimiko for ``doing a good job in Ondo State'', however, said that an NCP government would perform better.

“In politics, you don’t see your opponent as enemy, when an opponent castigates or makes constructive criticism, it helps the other party to do more,” he added.

The NCP chairman described the state as its home and called on the people, particularly market women, students and artisans to vote for its candidate in the Oct. 20 election.

He said the party was the oldest in the country and had championed the cause of many interests, adding that it was time for the people to pay back what the party had done for them.

Tanko solicited the support of the electorate in the state by voting for NCP during the election.



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