By Israel Afolabi
One of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) accredited Observers in the state of Osun, Comrade Omirinde Gboyega of Good Governance Concerned, has implored the Commission to extend the date for the continuous voter registration to capture more electorates.
Comrade Omirinde made the appeal during the OSUN DEFENDER visit to some registration centres in Osogbo and its environs to witness the just concluded registration exercise.
He noted that the electorate trooped out enmasse to participate in the registration.
According to him, “the huge turnout of electorate at the wards visited was a strong reason for the Independent National Electoral Commission to extend the exercise by few days”.
The observer noted that since the commencement of the exercise on April 11th, to the last day, he was impressed with the large turnout.
He also added that it would be helpful, if the exercise is extended for more days by INEC to capture more electorate.
At the various places visited in Alekuwodo and Oke-Fia, the people yearned for more extension of the registration exercise.
A community leader in Oke-Fia, PA Isaac Ayoola observed that the electorate came out in large number for registration in the area.
An INEC registration officer at Alekuwodo Mr. Ademola Olusola noted that peoples’ turnout to register for their permanent voters’ card in the unit was impressive.
Another INEC registration officer, Azeez Ayoade want INEC to give more time to attend to electorate who wanted to register for their permanent voters’ cards across the state to enable them participate in the future elections.