2023 Election: INEC Uncovers Numerous Double Registrants from CVR

Osaretin Balogban

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, revealed on Monday that it uncovered double registrants in the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR).

The Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) kicked off nationwide in January 2022 and concluded on 31, July 2022.

INEC Head of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said irregularities were discovered after the voters’ register was cleaned up by the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

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“Several double, multiple, and ineligible registrants have also been detected and invalidated.”

“These include entries that failed to meet the Commission’s business rules because a credible register is at the heart of electoral integrity,” He said.

Festus also added that the public would be fully informed about the new development at the appropriate time.

According to INEC, out of the 2,523,458 registrations done between June 28, 2021, and January 14, 2022, only 1,126,359 were invalidated and later delisted.

New registrants would be published for scrutiny, claims, and objections after being valid and added to the national register.

Voters can obtain their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) between the end of October and early November 2022.

Source: Daily Post

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