AbdulRaheem, a former Vice Chancellor of the College of Ilorin, stated that the problem of the brand of NNPP on poll papers was a really controversial one and must be resolved very quickly.
“INEC printed the brand of the occasion, with fruit basket, however the color separation and NNPP acronym had been absent, so in the event you have a look at the poll paper, the brand seems in a dark-brown color.
“It takes numerous effort of the attention to establish which is the basket and which is the fruit.
“If this seems to extraordinary Nigerians, who’re of common or little schooling, it’ll pose a problem,” he stated.
AbdulRaheem cited an occasion the place an electoral officer denied some NNPP voters the chance to vote, as a result of NNPP was not written on the poll paper, even with the presence of the occasion image.
He stated that the act utterly disenfranchised lots of people, as a result of irresponsible conduct of electoral officers in polling models.
“Just because NNPP shouldn’t be written in opposition to the brand, folks had been denied alternative to vote.
“There are not any foundation stopping folks, if the voters establish the brand of their occasion, whether or not there’s a title or not, each title and emblem are technique of identification,” he stated.
The Kwara NNPP gubernatorial candidate famous that the 2023 presidential and parliamentary ballot was typically peaceable, however not flawless.
AbdulRaheem stated that there was want for extra synergy between the political events and the electoral physique.
“It seems that both synthetic or artifical distance had been created amongst events, to the extent that such events like mine, NNPP, stood deprived.
“That is because of poor or insincere communication between the occasion and INEC,” he stated.
The gubernatorial candidate hoped that the subsequent election wouldn’t comply with the identical technique, saying that INEC and the occasion must conform to right the error.
“They will actually disenfranchise hundred of 1000’s of voters, if not corrected earlier than the gubernatorial election,” he famous.
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