By Citizens platform
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC said the commission discovered up to 93, 526 multiple registration cases in Anambra state.
This was disclosed by the INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega, in Abuja on Monday during an interactive session with civil society organisations and the media on voters’ registration optimisation.
He added that the figure represented 5 % of the registered voters in the state.
Jega also stated that the offenders would be prosecuted as INEC was collaborating with the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to bring the perpetrators to book.
The INEC chairman identified underage registration as a major problem affecting smooth registration in the country. He also stated that the registration exercise which began in Anambra ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state would be done nationwide before the 2015 general elections.
Prof. Jega expressed concern that in many communities where multiple registrations occurred, INEC officials were helpless after threats by some members of the communities.
He said, henceforth, all voters’ cards would be issued and collected at the local governments with age identification by the electorate to minimise electoral fraud.
Source: Citizens Platform
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