Taraba Speaker decries apathy in ongoing voters registration

February 9, 2022

The Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Joseph Albasu Kunini, has expressed dismay at the general apathy that has trailed the ongoing online nationwide voters registration exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Speaking today at Lau Stakeholders Forum meeting in Jalingo, the state capital, the Speaker, who is the member representing Lau Constituency, stated that more worrisome was the rating of Taraba as the least among the 36 states of the federation and Lau the least among the 16 local government areas in the voters’ registration exercise.

“The general apathy that trails the ongoing online nationwide voters registration exercise is worrisome,” he said, adding that “some people even expect monetary inducement for them to register as voters at elections.”

Urging them to desist from such act, he noted that “this is an unpatriotic act because voters registration is a civic duty for every citizen in the country.”

He urged members of the Lau Stakeholders Forum to join forces to reverse the ugly trend in Lau in particular and the state generally.

The meeting, which was chaired by the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Lau, Pastor Emmanuel D. Umar, attracted many stakeholders from the ten wards of the council.

The stakeholders meeting, according to the Chairman, was convened to discuss the directive given by Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku that stakeholders across the state should sensitize and mobilize the people to partake in the ongoing online nationwide voters registration exercise by INEC.

—Charles Akpeji is a Journalist with MOC. He is a mass Communication graduate of Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina state. He is a creative, driven, dedicated and dependable Journalists with over eighteen years’ experience in journalism profession.  He has excellent track record as a correspondent working with one of the most reputable media organization with a circulation all over Nigeria. He is skilled in writing, investigating, and writing pitches among others.  Charles worked as a staff writer with the defunct Smash Magazine and as a state correspondent with the defunct NewAge newspaper, etc

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