The Labour Party has asked for the postponement of Saturday’s polls in Ondo State over its missing logo in the ballot papers sent to some areas of the state.
Recall that the logo of the Labour Party was reported missing on the ballot papers sent to Ondo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party revealed its logo was missing from the ballot papers to be used for elections in Ondo Central Senatorial District and five House of Representative seats.
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The Ondo Labour Party (LP) Secretary, Abiodun Agbaje, further revealed the House of Representatives were the Akoko Southwest/Akoko Southeast, Ondo East/Ondo West, Akure North/Akure South, Okitipupa/Irele and Ese-Odo/ Ilaje.
Agbaje explained the discovery was after representatives went to INEC for sorting out electoral materials to be sent to various wards.
He expressed the anomaly was shocking as it had sent names of its candidates to INEC.
“Our representative went to INEC for sorting out electoral materials to be sent to various wards. LP logo was missing for the Senatorial and House of Representatives where we have candidates. INEC should give us an opportunity to participate or postpone the election.
“Our candidates should be given an opportunity to exercise their rights. We are here to express our displeasure. We expect INEC to do the needful. It was a deliberate act. I do not think if any agency of government supersedes the judiciary that gave us judgment.
“Our party primary was conducted across the federation. INEC acknowledged the letter from our party in October last year. You cannot vote without the logo of the parry.
“Logo of the party appeared in Ondo North. Our candidates were not initially uploaded on the portal at the fault of INEC and not the party. Names of all the candidates were forwarded to INEC.”
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