'Let me say that these Buhari Canvassers
which Emerhor has put together today (Saturday) with the support of the Mainstream Delta APC and with the commissioning of 10 cars to complement their work, we are going to replicate this laudable idea in Rivers State immediately.'
Anyone who is unsure about the identity of someone claiming to be a canvasser
should ask to see their proof of identity before answering any questions.
"We in Congress are canvassers
. The certificates of canvasses that were electronically transmitted by the city and provincial board of canvassers
to the joint Congress would be the basis of the canvass of the National Board of Canvassers
," explained Arroyo.
The group estimates that the phony names make up no more than 1 percent of the total turned in by individual workers and says it reviews all of the registration forms turned in by its canvassers
. That claim is supported by the fact that at least 80 percent of the signatures that prompted the current controversy were flagged first by ACORN officials.
An argument followed during which the former Tory leader in the Welsh Assembly ended up on the floor, before rising and 'slapping* one of the canvassers
around the ear.
"It was more of a slap than a punch but canvassers
have the right to go about their work without being physically attacked.
A Tory spokesman said: "The canvasser
did the right thing to report it to the police right away and now he wants to leave it in the hands of the police."
One of the canvassers
suffered a broken wrist, another was hit on the head and badly hurt.
One reader tells how he received a phone call last Sunday from a Labour canvasser
saying he was from the local party although, as he puts it, 'he sounded local - local to somewhere inside the M25'.
''We will let our policy canvassers
live up to their responsibility of providing adequate explanations'' to customers by encouraging them to obtain such certified qualifications, he said.
For lesbian and gay political activists, asking for votes in Bella Vista--a progressive urban community on the edge of south Philadelphia just a stone's throw from the city's main gay neighborhood--is like trick-or-treating in subarbia, and canvassers
usually get lots of treats.
Three hundred thousand signatures were required to put the initiative on the ballot, and over 360,000 signatures were obtained and validated by the Board of State Canvassers
. Upon validation by the Board of State Canvassers
, the petition was sent to the Legislature, which had the option of enacting the ballot initiative as a law or not taking action, in which case the proposal would be placed on the general election ballot.