Nigeria: INEC’s Register Stuffed with Useless Individuals

Nigeria: INEC’s Register Stuffed with Useless Individuals

Mr Hazzan stated INEC was constructing on the 1999 register and had not eliminated the names of lifeless individuals.

The Particular Adviser to the Ogun State governor on Public Communications, Remmy Hazzan, alleged on Saturday that the voter register used for the conduct of the 2023 basic elections was filled with lifeless individuals’ names.

Mr Hassan, who can be a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress within the state, stated this shortly after casting his vote at polling unit six, ward 14, in Omu space of Odogbolu Native Authorities, Ogun State.

He stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was constructing on the 1999 register, stressing that the fee ought to reprocess the whole voter registers and take away the names of lifeless individuals.

He additional claimed that the refusal of the electoral physique to take away names of lifeless individuals from the registers largely contributed to the reported voter apathy in lots of areas.

“On this election and on this specific unit, now we have the very best variety of turnouts, however when you test in relation to the voter register, you will notice that there’s voter apathy as a result of some individuals on the listing are lifeless.

“My father is in that register and he died about eight years in the past. He hasn’t been faraway from the register. So, INEC ought to have a working plan on easy methods to get notified when voters have turn out to be deceased in order that they’ll take them off successfully.

“I’ll advocate that on the earliest handy time, INEC ought to reprocess the whole voter registration.

“I’ve at all times had an issue with our voter register as a nation as a result of it has been a build-up because the 1999 register. In that register, you’ve got many lifeless individuals who have been but to be taken off the register.

“Constructing on that register utilizing it as a measure for voter turnout, I’m not comfy with that.”

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