A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Lai Olurode, has recounted how he almost lost his life for refusing to condone underage voting.
The sociology lecturer said this on Sunday in reaction to reports of underage voting that emerged in the local government election in Kano State recently.
Olurode, who served as National Commissioner in the South West from 2010 to 2015, said that the government should ensure the protection of INEC officials to enable them discharge their duties without fear or favour.
He blamed the prevalence of underage voting on lack of enlightenment on the side of the populace.
Speaking with The Punch, he said, “If the people can be enlightene