The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has lauded the reassurance by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do a comprehensive clean-up of the voter register, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
CUPP, in a statement, on Friday, by its spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere, also noted the resolve by the electoral commission to prosecute those fingered in the alleged falsification of the Voter register.
CUPP Stated that INEC’s assurance that fake names will be expunged from the voter register would further help to douse the tension in some states where the manipulations allegedly occurred.
The CUPP at a press briefing, in Abuja, on Wednesday, had raised an alarm about alleged fake registration, and charged INEC to reassure Nigerians about its readiness to conduct a credible polls in 2023.
” And for the avoidance of doubt, the exposed discrepancies by opposition parties in Voter register in 22 APC controlled states was not to witch-hunt any person or group of persons ,but a patriotic move by CUPP to further alert INEC and indeed Nigerians of desperate plot by some undemocratic forces to compromise 2023 election”
“We are happy that the commission admitted some of the discrepancies we had earlier raised in the register but we want to particularly commend the commission for taking the necessary steps to address this monumental electoral fraud which in our mind was perpetuated by those working to compromise the 2023 election.
“As opposition parties, we await the final cleaned list by the commission, and this is the only way to douse the tension already generated by this fraud “