The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that the commission is working tirelessly to conclude the process of publishing valid and existing registrants into the national register of voters.
A statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye, Monday 12th September 2022 said as required by section 19 (1) of the Electoral Act 2022. the Commission will provide the public with full information about registered voters for scrutiny, claims, and objections by citizens.
Adding that this process of the electoral act allows for transparency and accountability of the electioneering activities in the country.
“As Nigerians are aware, the cleaning up of the register of voters using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) is ongoing since the suspension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on 31st July 2022.
“Earlier, the Commission informed Nigerians that out of the 2, 523,458 (Two million, five hundred and twenty-three thousand, four hundred and fifty-eight) fresh registrants that registered between 28th June 2021 and 14th January 2022, 1,126,359 (One million, one hundred and twenty-six thousand, three hundred and fifty-nine) records were found to be invalid and consequently delisted.
“The ABIS for the period – 15th January to 31st July 2022 is almost completed. Several double, multiple, and ineligible registrants have also been detected and invalidated. These include entries that fail to meet the Commission’s business rules. The Commission takes this responsibility seriously because a credible register is at the heart of electoral integrity.
“As soon as the process is concluded, the Commission will provide the public with full information as usual. Thereafter, valid registrants will be added to the existing national register of voters before publishing same nationwide.”
He, therefore reassured Nigerians that a thorough process is being undertaken to clean up the registration data, as Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for all valid registrants will be available for collection by the end of October/early November 2022.
 

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