INEC alerts Nigerians on fake online voter registration site

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

By JOHN ONAH, Abuja –

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has alerted Nigerians on the emergence of a fake online site urging Nigerians to enroll for their voters’ card registration.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the Commission suspended the Continuous Voter’s Registration (CVR) exercise.

The National Commissioner and Chairman Committee, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, stated this in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday in Abuja.

He said: “barely 24 hours after the suspension of voter registration, the attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been drawn to an online site urging Nigerians to enroll for “VOTER CARD (PVC)” registration claiming that the Federal Government has approved individual VOTER CARD (PVC) registration online to avoid unnecessary crowd in the “NIMC” CENTERS”.

“The Commission stated unequivocally that the site is not linked to the Commission and the link/portal is spurious and from a dubious source.

“”The Independent National Electoral Commission is the only body constitutionally and legally mandated to conduct the registration of persons qualified to vote in any election in Nigeria and to update and revise the register when the need arises. The Commission is solely responsible for organizing, undertaking, and supervising national elections in the country and does not share this responsibility with anybody or organization.

“Members of the public are strongly advised not to succumb to the antics of online scammers and should avoid such fake sites”, he said.

He added that the Commission has concluded the Continuous Voter Registration exercise nationwide and does not need to open an additional site or portal for registration of voters.

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