United Green Movement (UGM) party leader Agostino Neto has urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to fast track the process of voter registration ahead of next year’s polls.
Speaking at a Hola hotel after meeting with UGM party aspirants drawn from Tana River County, Neto said IEBC not leave young people behind as the electioneering period starts.
“It’s an election year and very many young people are still disenfranchised; they have not been registered to vote and we would like to request the IEBC to put in place various mechanisms to ensure that many young people are registered to vote,’’ Neto said.
He also requested the Cabinet Secretary for Interior to ensure young people in Garissa and Tana River counties whose identity cards have been pending are released to enable them to register as voters and participate in the forthcoming general election.
The former Ndhiwa lawmaker appealed to the electoral commission to give Kenyans in the diaspora who support the country’s economy in a big way a chance to vote in the 2022 general election.
“We would like to encourage the IEBC now they have a lot of time, they have enough time to ensure all voters in the diaspora, and they are about 4 million Kenyans living in diaspora. That particular vote of 4 million can turn the presidential vote to get the kind of president we want,” he said.