- The names of three late ex-governors are reportedly still on INEC's register for 2019
- The late ex-governors are: Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Isiaka Adeleke and Patrick Yakowa
- The names of former vice president Alex Ekwueme and late former information minister Prof. Dora Akunyili were also on the list
The names of late ex-governors Diepreye Alamieyeseigha (Bayelsa state), Isiaka Adeleke (Osun state) and Patrick Yakowa (Kaduna state) were few of the names of dead people allegedly listed on the Independent National Electoral Commission register for the 2019 general elections.
Yakowa died in December 2012, Alamieyeseigha in 2015 and Adeleke died in 2017.
The Punch reports that the late former vice president Alex Ekwueme and the late former minister of information and communications, and director of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Dora Akunyili, were also on the list. Ankuyili died on June 7, 2014.
Ekwueme, with Voter Identification Number 90F5B09017295702736, was registered to vote at KDT Ezioko 1 in Anambra state while, Alamieyeseigha, with Voter Identification Number 90F54AF9CA1295190857, was registered to vote at Agbesi Open Space polling unit, Bayelsa state.
Other dead people on the list include:
1) Late minister of state for labour and employment, James Ocholi (SAN), who died on March 6, 2016
2) Late former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, who died on October 28, 2018
INEC had reportedly approached the National Population Commission (NPC) asking the body to provide a list of dead persons from 2015 till date in order to remove their names from the voter register but the NPC is yet to provide the names.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that INEC has said that it will be introducing electronic and para-collation centres to track all election results in 2019.
The electoral body said the introduction of the electronic and para-collation centres will help reduce the cases of vote buying and rigging in the forthcoming election.
INEC also said the centres would be jointly monitored with the organised civil society for transparency in result collation.
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