Why we deleted 2.7 million persons for double registration – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has explained why it detected 2.7 million cases of double registration during the last Continuous Voter Registration.

The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made this clarification at a National Endowment for Democracy event in Washington DC in the United States.

According to commission, the affected persons have been deleted from the commission’s voter register.

The spokesperson to the Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, also confirmed the development to newsmen.

Meanwhile, the INEC boss has also raised concerns about security challenges across the country, while assuring stakeholders that the commission will do its best.

He said, “It is a perennial issue because, at the end of the day, it is not new but the dimension of the insecurity is new in the sense that in the past, it was localised or confined to a particular part of the country – the North-East but now, it is more widespread.

“We are keeping our eyes, particularly, on the North-West and the South-Eastern part of the country. Elections are conducted by human beings. We worry about the security of our officials, materials, and even the voters themselves. Without them, elections cannot be conducted.”

Yaqubu added that the commission “has spoken to the security agencies and they have assured us that the situation will improve before the elections. So, fingers crossed.”



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