Ahead of the general elections next month, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will publish the list of registered voters on Monday, the sixth of January. The INEC Director of Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi today said the commission will on the seventh of January issue the register of voters as required by law to certify them for use in the general elections.
Osaze-Uzzi also dismissed some allegations of the rumored attempt by some politicians to buy uncollected voter cards. He explained that the commission is fully prepared for the polls by constant training and retraining of its staff.
When asked about the impact of the current strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on the INEC’s preparedness for the elections, Osaze-Uzzi stated that the commission is working on some other plans.
Although he admitted that some tertiary education students were hired for the exercise, he, however, stated that it was only considered in states where there is a shortage of some corps members. He noted that the commission will meet with the leadership of ASUU, with the hope that the discussions will be fruitful.