#OccupyINEC: Nigerian tweeps pick date to protest against alleged voter registration fraud with use of fake foreign names, others

Some Nigerian netizens have declared their readiness on social media to protest against the alleged voter registration fraud using fake foreign names and a suit to stop the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

The aim is to storm the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to demand clarity regarding the allegation and ensure the prosecution of any of the electoral body’s officials found guilty of the crime.

It was earlier reported that some Nigerians on Twitter had berated INEC over alleged moves to use secret court action to stop the use of BVAS machines in the 2023 general elections.

The machine is an electronic device designed to read Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and authenticate voters.

SaharaReporters earlier reported how Nigerian opposition parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) had raised the alarm over the alleged move.

The Coalition also claimed that it has uncovered massive voter registration fraud and a plot to sack the chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu if he fails to stop the use of BVAS.

Hence, a Twitter user, NEFERTITI said, “My People, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!

“On the 27th of this September, we will #OccupyINEC offices, nationwide. Time is 9 AM. Watch this space for more details. It’s not over until Nigerians WIN!!

“#occupyinec is a Peaceful Protest by the Citizens of Nigeria against the APC appointed/dominated INEC. 2023 is now in serious jeopardy. My People, are we going to allow the compromised INEC deprive us of a bright future? Are we going to allow the APC point guns to our faces?

“The biggest protest Africa has ever seen will soon manifest. @inecnigeria you want to ruin our lives abi? Never again! My people let’s trend #occupyinec. We must let the world know that we do not trust INEC to conduct a free and fair election in Nigeria!”

“Let our occupation of INEC have targets that must be achieved and have ways we can enforce them if not they’ll just be calm for us to occupy and leave them to continue destroying our hopes and efforts,” another user, Chi Oma urged.

Judith Akatugba said, “We cannot be guiled! I’m in full support of #occupyINEC to demand for clarity regarding the allegations in the public, total sanitisation of the system, rigid transparency and above all, prosecution of the corrupt INEC officials within the next 30 days. Enough is enough.” 

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