The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that underage persons who registered to vote during the 2023 general election will not be allowed to do so.
Victor Aluko, INEC director in charge of voter education and publicity, said this on the ChannelsTV programme Rubbin’ Minds on Sunday, November 20.
Aluko noted that the INEC voter register will undergo cleanup in the coming days.
He urged Nigerians to report their claims and complaints to the electoral umpire in order to effectively clean the voter register.
“I assure you that the register will be cleaned up completely and no underage voter will vote in 2023. After we finish with the claims and objections on Friday, we will be taking in again for further claims based on the complaints of the people,” he said.
“That is why it is important that persons who noticed any issues at all with the register should complain through the right channels where they can be documented.”
“If you complain and you do not let us know that complaint, then how do we work on the complaints?
“That is why I’m saying we take the register and then we work on the register, and at the end of the day, we have a very clean register as we prepare for the general elections,” Aluko
“And I’m assuring you that no underage person will come to our polling units to come and vote on election day,” he said.