Obi campaign group decries intimidation of youths at voter registration centres in Lagos, Imo
The Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has condemned the intimidation of people of South-East origin at voter registration centres in Lagos State and in some parts of Imo State.
The group, while reacting to a series of viral videos of intimidation of adults, who had peacefully attempted to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), urged security agencies, in collaboration with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to tame the ugly trend.
In a statement yesterday, the group’s spokesman, Sani Saeed Altukry, implored the electoral body to distribute more equipment and personnel to registration centres in Lagos State and other states that require some urgent attention to enable it effectively register those that desire to exercise their civic rights in 2023 and beyond.
“We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the intimidation and violence evidently meted out to people from the South-East origin resident in Lagos State, who went to exercise their fundamental rights of getting registered as voters to be eligible to perform their simple civic duty of voting during elections in Nigeria,” the statement.