INEC explains why names of dead Nigerians still appear on voter register

Mahmood Yakubu

INEC explains why names of still appear on voter register

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the of the National Electoral Commission, INEC, has explained why names of Nigerians are still on the voter register.

Yakubu said the inability of INEC to get adequate data on death in Nigeria has hampered it from taking away names of Nigerians from its register.

He stated this when he Nasir Kwara, the Chairman of the National Population Commission, at the headquarters of the commission on Friday in Abuja.

Yakubu added that the commission had been periodically removing ineligible people and multiple registrants using technology but the technology cannot assist INEC to identify and remove persons from its record.

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The INEC boss said, “Perhaps you may wish to start by availing us with the of prominent Nigerians who have passed on, and servants compiled from the official records of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other Nigerians from hospital and funeral records across the country.

“We appreciate that this is a herculean task but that’s partly why we have the National Population Commission. We’re confident that the NPC has the capacity to do so.

“This information is critical for INEC to enhance the credibility of the National Register of Voters”.

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