The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has detected several invalid registrations during the clean-up of the register from the recently concluded voter registration exercise.
As a strategic step to monitoring the correctness of the voters registration exercise, INEC using the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) Exercise which ended on July 31st made thorough supervisions on the registration and revealed 45% of registrations to be invalid as at 2021, with reasons such as multiple registrations, incomplete data and failure to meet the commission’s business rules.
The commissioner for information and voter education, Festus Okoye, assured the public that the outcome of the clean-up exercise will be shared as soon as possible with the use of the Automated Biometric Identification.
The commission also assured the masses that valid registrants will be added to the existing national register of voters before publishing nationwide for scrutiny.
It confirmed that Permanent Voters Cards are on the way to be made available to valid registrants between October and November this year.