Several names of foreigners have been found in Nigeria’s voter’s register in the possession of INEC, according to a recent public announcement.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has ordered the removal of the names of 190 non-Nigerians from the country’s Voter Register as part of measures to clean up the register.
The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by its Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi yesterday in Abuja.
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recently retrieved several Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and National Identity cards from foreigners who were alleged to have registered as voters.
Osaze-Uzzi reiterated INEC commitment in ensuring that the Voter Register was free from unqualified registrations.