May 27, 2018

I was almost killed for rejecting underage voters, says ex-INEC commissioner (Punch)

I was almost killed for rejecting underage voters, says ex-INEC commissioner (Punch)

A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Lai Olurode, says he almost lost his life for refusing to allow underage voters to vote some years ago.

He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to ensure that registration officers, who are mostly members of the National Youth Service Corps, were protected at all times.

Olurode was the INEC National Commissioner for the South-West from 2010 to 2015.

Olurode said this during an interview with one of our correspondents on Sunday while reacting to allegations of underage voting in the recently concluded local government election in Kano State. Read more

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