The Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday disclosed the deletion of 2.7 million cases of dual registration carried out during the recent Continuous Voter Registration, CVR.
The commission said the affected persons have been deleted from the voters register.
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at a National Endowment for Democracy event in Washington DC in the United States.
The spokesperson to the Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, who also confirmed the deletion of double registration revealed his worries about security challenges across the country, but remained positive that stakeholders in the commission will keep doing their 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.”
The chairman 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.”