They Almost Killed Me For Rejecting Underage Registration – Ex Inec Boss
Ex-National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Lai Olurode, in reaction to the current underage registration said assassination attempts were made on his life when he tried to stop underage registration when he was still in power.
Olurode was the INEC National Commissioner for the South-West from 2010 to 2015.
In regards to the attempts, Olurode, approached the FG to guarantee the security of all INEC officers, who are mainly Corps Members.
He made this known on Sunday while responding to claims of underage voting in Kano State.
“In the event that the general election can be illuminated, underage voting will decrease. There are sure zones of this nation where regardless of whether they know the individual is a child, they will demand that the tyke must vote.
“I needed to keep running for my life at one of the election focuses in a piece of the nation in light of the fact that these individuals said youngsters must vote or there would be no race by any means. It is that awful. The APC government has a duty to convey a race that will be superior to the 2015 decision.
“The Kano State illustration is an awful flag and a notice that we truly have a great deal to do and the voter enlist is critical. The enroll must be spotless, it must not have phantom names or underage voters.”
“Over the span of my support of the country amid the Jega’s period, it was going on in numerous parts of the nation however there are particular geographic areas where it is extremely basic which implies the issue can be handled if reacted to speedily by every one of the partners.
“When you see group pioneers coming to meet you with a readied rundown of youngsters to be enrolled and you cannot, you go under danger.
“In a few sections of the nation, when you decline to enlist a youngster, they leave yet in some different parts, the general population are the ones who will request that the kid is enrolled.”
“Some security operators look the other way or instruct you to enable the underage voters to vote. In one decision which I checked, a chief of police said the managing officer should ‘collaborate’ with the senator to enable them to thumbprint.
“Obviously, that race was scratched off. Along these lines, there is a requirement for voter instruction among security operators and others. With the goal that when they are requested to do the wrong thing, they can cannot.”