The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says that there are underage persons on the voter register for the 2023 general election.
INEC’s National Commissioner Festus Okoye disclosed this in an interview with ChannelsTV on Monday, November 14.
Okoye urged Nigerians to help the electoral umpire identify the errors in order for them to be corrected on the voter register.
He noted that the law mandates INEC to display the voter register for Nigerians to make claims, objections, and also lay complaints.
“We agree that the register is not perfect and that is why we have these displayed for claims and objections,” Okoye said.
“Obviously, there are under-age persons on the voters’ register and we expect Nigerians to take a look at it – both the ones we displayed at the various registration centres and local government and also the one on the website – and assist the Commission to point out these things so that the Commission can further clean up the register.“So, all these things people are pointing out is the essence of the display and we want to encourage Nigerians to take a critical look at the register, point out some of these persons who are not eligible to be on it and we would definitely do the needful,” he added.