POLITICS

INEC blames low voter turnout on IPOB

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has blamed the low voter turn up for last weekend’s Anambra Guber polls on the IPOB.

This was disclosed by INEC’s Supervising Resident Electoral Commissioner to Anambra, Sam Egwu who spoke to Channels Television on Sunday. He said IPOB has put alot of fear in the minds of people.

“There is a whole state of fear that has been created by the politics of agitation for a separate state in this part of the country,” said Egwu.

“IPOB has been able to enforce the sit-at-home order over time. So the fear of IPOB has become the beginning of wisdom.”

“We have had a problem with extremely low voter turnout. The voter turnout, I think, if you are scientific in terms of what we are seeing in many local governments, you are actually dealing with less than 25 per cent voter turnout, and this is not really good for our democracy,” he said.

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