ADVERTISEMENT

Police arrest APC agent found holding Voters’ Register

The police have arrested an agent of All Progressives Congress (APC) carrying a Voters Register at a polling unit in Manchok Registration Area Centre (RAC), Kaura Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, on Saturday.

Police arrest APC agent found holding Voters’ Register - Illustration purpose (twitter@PWelundu

When the attention of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and security agents was drawn to the development, the INEC Supervisor in the RAC, Mr Cletus Joseph, asked the police to arrest the suspect.

Joseph claimed the action contravened the Electoral Act.

We have received similar information from our officials in various polling units that APC agents have in their possession INEC Voters Register.

ADVERTISEMENT

I want to categorically say that no agent is entitled to (hold) the Voters Register for any reason and anyone caught with it should be arrested.

The Divisional Police Officer in the Local Government, CSP Daniel Mbwale, seized the document and ordered security agents to seize the documents from all APC agents in all polling units in the area.

Responding to the development, the Public Relations Officer of APC in the LGA, Mr Mathew Kuyau, said the register was distributed to all members of the party executive in the area who made it available to the agents.

He explained that the measure was to enable the agents to verify the accreditation of voters by INEC officials but not to interfere with the election process.

ADVERTISEMENT

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Oyo State economy at its worst due to Makinde's failure - Accord Party VC

Oyo State economy at its worst due to Makinde's failure - Accord Party VC

Landslide buries over 2000 people alive in Papua New Guinea

Landslide buries over 2000 people alive in Papua New Guinea

Ajaka vs Ododo: Winner emerges as tribunal gives verdict on Kogi guber poll

Ajaka vs Ododo: Winner emerges as tribunal gives verdict on Kogi guber poll

Court postpones re-arraignment for cannabis trafficking suspect to October 9

Court postpones re-arraignment for cannabis trafficking suspect to October 9

FRSC seizes 32 vehicles for traffic violations on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

FRSC seizes 32 vehicles for traffic violations on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Bayelsa tribunal affirms Governor Douye Diri's election win

Bayelsa tribunal affirms Governor Douye Diri's election win

VIDEO: Deeper Life's Pastor Kumuyi relocates to UK after urging Nigerians to back Tinubu

VIDEO: Deeper Life's Pastor Kumuyi relocates to UK after urging Nigerians to back Tinubu

Tinubu celebrates Nigerian children as nation's future torchbearers

Tinubu celebrates Nigerian children as nation's future torchbearers

Gov Mutfwang to implement performance scorecard for tracking MDAs' progress

Gov Mutfwang to implement performance scorecard for tracking MDAs' progress

Pulse Sports

Olanrewaju Kayode Net Worth: Profile, Age, Salary, Wife, House, Cars, How Rich is he in 2024?

Olanrewaju Kayode Net Worth: Profile, Age, Salary, Wife, House, Cars, How Rich is he in 2024?

Naija Stars Abroad: Maduka Okoye justifies Finidi George's call, forgotten Super Eagles star dims red-hot Ademola Lookman, Osimhen

Naija Stars Abroad: Maduka Okoye justifies Finidi George's call, forgotten Super Eagles star dims red-hot Ademola Lookman, Osimhen

No space for Lookman, Osimhen as only two Africans make Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes

No space for Lookman, Osimhen as only two Africans make Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes

Lookman frontrunner for NFF Player of the Year after historic Europa League heroics

Lookman frontrunner for NFF Player of the Year after historic Europa League heroics

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT