From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
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.
The coalition, 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.
It said 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.
Ugochinyere had at a press briefing, in Abuja, on Wednesday, raised an alarm about alleged fake registration, and charged INEC to reassure Nigerians about its readiness to conduct a credible polls in 2023.
The coalition noted that it  “also welcomes the assurance by  INEC  to investigate  the reported secrete move by some undemocratic elements to force the commission to dump the use of the widely accepted   Bimodal Voters  Accreditation  System ( BVAS) machine in the 2023 election .
” 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 were 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 “

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