As the general election draws near, a renowned micro finance bank with headquarters in Ilorin, Self-Reliance Economic Advancement Program, SEAP today gathered experts to carry out voters’ education for Kwara residents as part of effort to reduce the level of invalid votes.
Speaking at the event, the state INEC representative Barrister Jacob Ayanda urged Nigerians to always do things on time and avoid rushing, saying voter cards registration commenced since April 2017 but a lot of Nigerians failed to register.
In his address, the Executive Program Director of the micro finance bank, Deacon Olatunde Oladokun called on Nigerians to desist from selling their votes, attributing such development to Nigeria problem. He emphasized the need for all politicians to carry out voting sensitization for Nigerians.
Also speaking, the state director of the National orientation agency, Mr Segun Adeyemi who was represented by the deputy director of the agency, Babaijo otepola noted that over eight hundred thousand voted were reportedly voided in 2015 general election as a result of lack of voting education.
He therefore advised Nigerians to thumbprint at the centre of the box and not on the line. Speaking on security, the state commandant of the Nigeria security and civil defence corps, Adetukasi Olubukola who was represented by assistant commandant, Ayinla Adeyinka assured Kwarans of adequate security during the election.