- More than one million potential voters have been delisted by INEC ahead of the 2023 general elections
- The electoral body said it delisted the voters after detecting double, multiple and ineligible registrations
- Those affected, according to INEC, were people who registered between June 2021 and January 2022
The electoral body said it delisted the affected voters following its verification process and ‘’clean up’’ of the voters register.
In a statement released on Monday, September 12, INEC said those affected were people who registered between June 2021 and January 2022 to get Permanent Voters Cards.
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Within the stated period, over two million Nigerians (2,523,458) registered, according to INEC.
It was, however, discovered that over one million (1,126,359) registrations were invalid, hence they were delisted.
The commission said ‘’double, multiple and ineligible registrants’’ were detected during the clean up exercise.
Pictures below show the number of delisted voters according to states.
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Legit.ng regional correspondence reported that the chairman of the INEC, Mahmoud Yakubu, said this while giving his keynote address at a stakeholders’ conference on election result management in Abuja on Friday, September 9.
The conference, which was organized by a civil society organization (CSO), Yiaga Africa, was to launch the election result analysis dashboard (ERAD) report agenda.
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Meanwhile, in a consultation move, INEC said it would meet with the National Peace Committee (NPC) before the commencement of political campaigns for the 2023 general elections.
The committee which is headed by the former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, and Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, has been championing peaceful elections by ensuring candidates and political parties sign a peace accord on its platform.
The electoral body noted that the 2023 election is a huge task, and adequate consultations with stakeholders are required.