Polls: INEC must improve on its electoral innovation – Rep.


inec-pvc1Mr Timothy Golu, who was declared winner of House of Representatives seat for Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam constituency of Plateau, urged INEC to improve on its new electoral strategy.

Golu, who won on PDP’s platform, made the appeal on Monday in Pankshin, in an interview with newsmen shortly after he was declared winner of the seat by INEC.

“From what we notice during last Saturday’s Presidential and NASS polls, INEC’s introduction of Card Readers did not give room for our electorate to freely exercise their civic rights.

“More than half of the registered voters did not participate in last Saturdays elections because of the technicalities involved in the innovation, “ he said.

The winner, who expressed gratitude to God and the people that stood by him, called on electoral the umpire  to improve on the new system by removing all bottle necks associated with it.

While describing the innovation as one of the “best“ things that had happened to the nation’s nascent democracy, he commended INEC for conducting one of the peaceful and credible elections.

Golu pledged not to fail his constituents for giving him the mandate.

Also, the Chairmen of Pankshin and Kanke local governments, Messrs Samuel Goar and Ishaku Gotau, expressed gratitude to the electorate for standing behind Golu during the polls.

Goar said the people had made the right choice for electing Golu as their representative at the national level. (NAN)