The Taraba State Chapter of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it found some ineligible persons who were registered in the ongoing continuous voters registration (CVR). Naija News learnt
The state chapter of the commission made this known in a statement on Wednesday by Fabian Yame Vwamhi, Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Taraba State office.
“Following its laid down process, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Taraba State office, has discovered that some ineligible persons have been registered in the ongoing continuous voters registration (CVR) exercise.”
“This is not only contrary to INEC guidelines for registration but it is also a violation of electoral act.”
Naija News however gathered that the commission did not provide details on the ‘ineligible’ voters; whether they are underage, foreigners or other factors that make them ineligible.
NIA launches manhunt for Nigerian ambassador
The Nigerian Ambassador to Chad, Mohammed Dauda, has gone underground, triggering a massive manhunt for him. Naija News learnt
Naija News gathered that commissioned an intensive search for Mr. Dauda following his refusal to appear before a disciplinary panel raised to try him for allegedly bringing the NIA into disrepute.
As part of moves to arrest him, armed security men suspected to be from the NIA have continued a siege on the residence Mr. Dauda lived while in office.
Naija News also learnt that Mr. Mohammed and his family are said to be out of the house as at the time the operatives arrived.
Sources familiar with the matter said the diplomat slipped into hiding after claiming his life was in danger following the testimony he gave a House of Representatives committee last month.
The government had sometime last year recalled Mr. Dauda from his post in N’djamena to take temporary charge of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) after the organisation’s Director General, Ayodele Oke, was suspended.
Mr. Oke was asked to step aside as authorities investigate a huge cash haul belonging to the NIA uncovered at an apartment in Lagos.
Mr. Dauda acted as head of the security agency from November 2017 to January 2018 when he was replaced by an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.