Reality Tv star, Natacha Akide better known as Tacha has sent a subtle message to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad-hoc staff in the 2023 general election.
Nigerians have been monitoring closely the counting of votes across the county and there have been reports about atrocities committed by INEC and NYSC members with video pieces of evidence making rounds on social media.
Taking to her Instagram stories, Tacha addressed the NYSC members that are been used to rig election results. While noting that they refused to upload election results, she reminded them that the system using them will leave them without a job.
She wrote: “NYSC coppers you people are allowing yourselves to e used in this elections!! Upload results you won’t! Forgetting that after this election the system that’s using you will dump you without any job!! Are you not tired???
Kate Henshaw calls out INEC for disenfranchising her and 20 others
Kemi Filani reported that actress, Kate Henshaw had called out the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for disenfranchising her and twenty others in her polling unit.
Taking to microblogging platform Twitter to give an update about how the election is going, the veteran lamented that she has not been able to cast her vote because the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) (an electronic device designed to read Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and authenticate voters) says she is not registered.
Henshaw further disclosed that she found her name on the register on the wall and on INEC register however, she can’t vote. She called on the person in charge of INEC in Lagos to find a quick solution to the problem.
While noting that she won’t take things easy with INEC because they are playing with her destiny, she called on international media bodies like Cable Network News (CNN), and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to take note of what is happening.
She said: “You people are playing with my destiny. INEC eh! I registered, I transferred my card, i picked up my PVC now you BVAS is saying I’m not registered. But I have seen my name on the register on the wall and in your website. What are you guys doing? Its like you people want problem with me. INEC, CNN, BBC anybody watching this election from out side of the country, INEC is playing games. its not just me, there are so many people who have not been found on the BVAS. Please whomever is in charge of INEC Lagos, You need to come and sought it out here”.
Soso Soberekan threatens to sue INEC
Kemi Filani reported that music executive, Soso Soberekan threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over their incompetence.
Expressing disappointment at the commission, Soso Soberekon noted how officials of the commission arrived late to their polling units and were disorganized. As a result, he vowed to take them to court.
He wrote: “I am taking INEC to Court. A lot of Nigerians are not able to vote due to late arrivals and disorganized arrangements by @inecnigeria and it’s officials”.