EC Rejects Presidential Ballot Proposals

The Electoral Commission has rejected calls to maintain parliamentary balloting positions for presidential candidates for the December polls.

Balloting of slots for the Presidential election has been delayed by the EC pending the outcomes of litany of lawsuits from disqualified aspirants.

The political parties argue that the EC must suspend its planned balloting of slots for the Presidential elections and adopt the same slots on the Parliamentary ballot sheets.

But the EC says it will not succumb to the request from the political parties.

Public Affairs Director of the Electoral Commission Eric Dzakpasu told Starr News there are two separate elections- Parliamentary and Presidential - and the two cannot be tied together, hence the need to ballot separately for each.