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INEC delists 300,000 voters, displays register Nov 6 -12

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will on Tuesday (today) publish the voter register across the 120,000 polling units across the nation. “Between November 6 and November 12.”

“Confirming the details ahead of the election is a mechanism put in place to reduce attempts by the electoral umpires to manipulate the system by saying that names of voters are not available.

“By cross-checking, the voters wittingly would have begun the battle to frustrate rigging of the election.”

voters who notice issues with their particulars are to cry out immediately by going to the electoral centres to complain for rectification.

The INEC boss said the commission had been purging the voter register of some irregular registrations, adding that over 300,000 had been removed as of last week.

“But cleaning up the register is not just the responsibility of the commission but the responsibility of every Nigerian and that is why the law says we should display the register for claims and objections which will be done between November 6 and 12 in the 120,000 polling units nationwide.

“And I will like to seize this opportunity to appeal to citizens to check when we display the register so that they can draw the attention of the commission to the prevalence of any ineligible persons so that we can further clean up the register.”

The INEC boss said the commission would not alter its election timetable, adding that the 2019 general elections were the best planned elections.

Yakubu added, “We will conduct elections into 1,558 constituencies in 2019 made up of one Presidential constituency, 109 senatorial districts, 360 federal constituencies, 29 governorship elections, 991 state constituencies and 68 constituencies for the FCT for the area councils, the chairmen and councillors making a total of 1, 558 constituencies.”

He said out of the 91 political parties, 88 were fielding candidates for the elections.

The INEC boss said by November 9, the commission would publish the number of governorship and House of Assembly candidates.



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