INEC discovers and delete names of 299 foreigners in voter register
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it had erased 299 names of outsiders from the voter enroll.
Mahmood Yakubu, director of the commission, made this known at a consultative gathering of the commission with security organizations in Abuja.
Yakubu said the nonnatives were found through data influenced accessible by the Nigerian Immigration To benefit (NIS).
He said enrolling to vote and genuine voting were selective privileges of Nigeria’s subjects to which outsiders were prohibited by law.
As indicated by him, the commission has concurred with NIS to convey their officers to each enrollment focus across the country to guarantee that exclusive Nigerians are enlisted.
The INEC director guaranteed that the commission would keep on working in organization with all security offices to cleanse the voter enroll of every single ineligible voter.
“The individuals who are underneath the age of 18, outsiders, those enlisted in absentia, those banished by statutory controls from enrolling as voters are not qualified,” he said.
“People who don’t usually live, work or begin from the zone secured by the enlistment are ineligible.
“We will keep on thoroughly examine registrants in the progressing exercise with a specific end goal to guarantee that lone qualified registrants get enrolled.”
Yakubu said the consultative gathering came at precisely 350 days to the initiation of the 2019 general race.
He guaranteed the electorate that the commission, as a team with security organizations, would keep on working in accordance with the principles of engagement.
Yakubu said the cooperative energy would ensure subjects’ rights amid crusades and real voting in an expert and non-divided way, predictable with the arrangements of the law.
He said INEC was endeavoring to address every one of the difficulties as of now confronting the progressing persistent voter enrollment (CVR).
He guaranteed every enlisted voter and those meaning to enroll, of getting their lasting voters card (PVC) before the 2019 decisions.