October 27, 2022
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has started the in-house sanctioning of 23 officials for engaging in multiple registrations of voters during the last voters’ listing exercise.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu says records shows some of the 23 officials attempted to register some fake voters 40 times, during the third quarterly meeting with political parties, in Abuja.
INEC also says ahead of next year’s general election, no fewer than 93.5 million Nigerians are eligible to participate in the exercise as voters saying 12.29 million Nigerians successfully completed their registrations as new voters in the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR.
Yakubu also says after a rigorous clean-up of the data using the Automated Biometric Identification System, ABIS, over 2.78 million were identified and removed as ineligible registrants.