INEC begins voters’ verification
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will begin the verification exercise of the voters’ registration throughout the country today.
Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu, who disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday, said the exercise will take place from February 14-18.
Idowu said the list of registered voters would be displayed in all polling units to enable members of the public to register their claims and objections, adding that the exercise also would be an opportunity for INEC to rectify irregular entries in the register.
“Perhaps you know an underaged who registered or somebody who procured double registration or any fraudulent practice; this will be an opportunity to tell the commission. Based on such information, we will deal with such cases expeditiously according to the law,” Idowu said.
The image makers said the exercise, which had not taken place in the immediate past, partly accounted for the problems that characterised the old voter register and urged Nigerians to turn out, in their numbers, for the exercise.