Not less than 23 staff members of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kwara State are currently facing sanctions over their involvement in illegal voters registration in the state.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Garba Attahiru Madami, who revealed this information in Ilorin during a stakeholders’ meeting with members of registered political parties contesting the 2023 general elections, and security agencies, had said that the current total voting population of Kwara State was numbering 1.6million.
Madami also lamented the poor response of the people of the state for collecting the PVCs, adding that the commission had 233,856 uncollected voter cards from 2011 to 2019.
“Of the whole number of uncollected voter cards, only about 20,752 had been collected as of October 2022.” Malami had said. This means that more than 193,000 PVCs are still to be collected.
Madami had then vowed to safeguard the electoral process by conducting elections that are free, fair, transparent, peaceful, and credible in the eyes of Kwara State residents.
Lastly, the State Police Commissioner, Paul Odama, had cautioned politicians against buying votes, which was banned by the electoral law.