A non-governmental organisation, Worldwide Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Regulation has revealed 15 methods the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) allegedly intends to rig the 2023 presidential election.
The group segmented the alleged rigging plans into two – throughout voters’ registration and in the course of the election correct.
Intersociety acknowledged this in an announcement issued on Wednesday titled “15 methods of residents’ disenfranchisement and presidential election rigging unmasked”.
The assertion was signed by the Chairman of the Board of Intersociety, Emeka Umeagbalasi alongside two different principal officers, Chinwe Umeche and Chidimma Udegbunam respectively.
In response to the group, INEC is not going to conduct free, truthful and credible elections in 2023 because the electoral physique has already began the rigging plans by disenfranchising Nigerians by means of irregularities within the ongoing nationwide Steady Voter Registration (CVR) train.
The alleged rigging plan, based on the group includes “Shrinking delineation of constituencies, registration and voting centres focused at a specific ethnoreligious group on the grounds of their tribe or faith.
“Insufficient manpower and machines for registration; malfunctioning of registration/voting machines, and clandestine creation of registration and polling centres (flying registration/voting centres) throughout borders for capturing of aliens as registered voters/voters in Nigeria with intent to artificially out-populate different members of the official inhabitants and manipulate the demographic and electoral figures.
“Non-issuance or discriminatory issuance of PVCs to registered voters on the grounds of their ethnicity or faith; registration of minors and aliens as voters with intent to roguishly out-populate different official members of the final inhabitants; official padding on steady foundation of the voting figures of specific ethnoreligious members of a phase of the final voting inhabitants with the intent to repeatedly out-populate others and rig elections notably the Presidential Ballot in favour of the appointing authorities or establishments or favoured one other.
“Organised violence in opposition to people or group of residents looking for to be captured or registered as voters or voters correct in order to massively disenfranchise them on the grounds of their tribe and faith.”
On the alleged plan for the election correct, the group alleged that INEC and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have deliberate to militarise election arenas in order to frighten voters and scare them on the grounds of tribe and faith.
It recognized the opposite alleged strategies to contain “instigation of group violence and different coordinated assaults in opposition to members of one other voting inhabitants on the grounds of their religion and tribe for goal of rigging them or their candidates out; system padding up of voting figures and inflation of outcomes to favour one other.
“System programmed failure of voting capturing machines focused at opposition sturdy held areas for goal of mass disenfranchisement of members of the affected voting inhabitants. Utility of strict procedures in Southern Nigeria throughout voters registration and PVC distribution and leisure of similar together with use of proxies corresponding to District Heads within the North.
“Utility of strict procedures throughout Presidential Election within the South and leisure of similar together with use of guide voting protected by group militancy (utilizing radical ethnoreligious teams) and safety forces within the North.”
Supply: Sahara Reporters.