Low turnout Characterizes INEC’s Voter Registration Verification

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Low turnout of people checking their data has characterized the directive by INEC for eligible voters to check their names on the register.

Radio Nigeria correspondent who monitored the exercise in some parts of Ibadan observed that Staff of INEC were seen waiting for people coming for their PVC or have complaints on their data input.

Reacting, the Electoral Officer, Ibadan South West Local Government, Oyo State, Mrs Esther Kehinde said it was a civic responsibility of the general public to cross-check the register in order to be ascertained that they were duly registered for the coming elections.

Mrs Kehinde who appealed to the registered voters to avail themselves the opportunity to check their names as captured during registration, called on people who had not collected their PVC to do so at the designated centres.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday began the display of voter register which will last for seven days at all the polling units for public scrutiny.

According to the Commission, the purpose of the public display is to address issues of deceased registered voters, non-Nigerians, underage voters and multiple registration.

Places visited included Peoples Primary School, Ward Eleven, Adeoyo Road, Ansar U-Deen Primary School, Ososami, Ibadan South-West Local Government and Salvation Army Primary School, Ibadan North Local Government, nobody was seen checking the register while Staff of INEC were sitting awaiting people who could come for their PVC or have complaints on their data input.

Meanwhile, INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu had earlier said over 300,000 multiple registrants had been deleted from the register due to multiple registration and other discrepancies.
Olawale Asake

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