2023: INEC deletes 2.7 million ineligible registrants over double registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday said it has discovered 2.7 million cases of double registration carried out during the recently concluded Continuous Voter Registration.

The commission said that the affected persons have been deleted from the voter register.

This was disclosed by the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, at an event tagged ‘National Endowment for Democracy’ held in Washington DC, United States.

Yakubu also raised concerns about security challenges across the country, while assuring stakeholders that the commission will do its 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.”