- ADP chieftain, Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, has accused INEC of disenfranchising eligible voters
- Gbadamosi said INEC is encouraging vote buying by disenfranchising eligible voters
- He said a large number of eligible people have been unable to register to vote
Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of tacitly encouraging vote buying by disenfranchising eligible voters.
Gbadamosi who is currently a chieftain of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) accused INEC of intentionally refusing to register the electorate to encourage rigging, Vanguard reports.
Gbadamosi said: “Despite large registration units in 2015, a large number of people could not register to vote, and today, it is worse under the present INEC. One can only imagine the degree of the disenfranchisement that Nigerians are being visited with, with this incompetent, corrupt, biased and prejudiced INEC.
“It is not enough to extend the exercise when it was designed to deny the people the right to register, so the whole design needs to be changed, to be overhauled now, not tomorrow.
"As it is now, the 2019 elections are already tainted even before they are held by the gerrymandering that INEC is doing. Who needs politicians to rig if the umpire can rig for you?
“If they can rig the system right from inception, why do you need politicians to rig for you?"
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that INEC said it can not investigate the allegations of vote buying by both the APC and the PDP during the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti state.
The commission said other agencies must first arrest and investigate suspects before it can prosecute them.
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