[PHOTOs]: Charly Boy group, others storm INEC office to make crucial demands

Members of the Our Mumu Don Do on Monday, stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. The group in their scores were in INEC office alongside other civil society organisations to demand strategic engagement with the commission on electoral processes. 

The groups - Our Mumu Don Do, Coalition in Defence Of Nigerian Democracy, Concerned Nigerians, Campaign for Democracy and MAD Connect - said after series of meticulous observations of the electoral process, and interface with voters across the nation, deems it fit to engage INEC on what they have discovered so far.

The groups said the aim of engagement with the electoral body is to ensure mass participation of Nigerians in the electoral process. The groups said such efforts would help addressed issues on the challenge of voters’ registration in different parts of the country, especially with regards to the unavailability of required registration centers in most of the states in Nigeria; the challenge of voters’ apathy and disenfranchisement as a result of the long-time practice of rigidity in the electoral process; the challenge of conspicuous deficiencies with regards to electronic voting, the compilation of results, and accurate documentation and reportage of the number of votes nationwide.

A letter co-signed by leaders of all the group said: "In view of the foregoing, therefore, we humbly request a strategic engagement with INEC to discuss the issues identified above and other likely developments obstructing the electoral process, and how we can equally be of significant help as stakeholders. We sincerely hope that our request will be given a quick attention, treated with dispatch and a date of engagement will be communicated to the group soonest. 

 The OurMumuDonDo movement is deeply and genuinely concerned that if necessary actions are not taken to remedy deficiencies plaguing the electoral process, it will be difficult to eradicate voter-apathy and disenfranchisement, and even more difficult to sustain our democracy. Whilst awaiting your crucial response, please accept the assurances of our highest regards," the letter said.
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