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INEC uncovers 93,526 multiple registrations in Anambra

By The Rainbow


The National Commissioner, Election Monitoring, Independent National Electoral Commission, Dr Ishmael Igbani, said on Monday in Abuja that the commission hads commenced cleaning up of voter's register and data consolidation.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria that the exercise was part of the activities lined up by INEC to ensure a hitch-free 2015 general elections.

Igbani expressed optimism that the exercise would eliminate duplication or multiple registration.

The national commissioner added that detection and elimination of multiple registrations was made possible by the new technology deployed by the commission.

He said, 'Through the exercise the commission had detected 93,526 multiple registration cases in Anambra State ahead of the November 16 governorship election.

'This represents five per cent of the registered voters in Anambra and they have been removed from the voter's register.'

Igbani explained that to ensure the best ever conducted election in the country, chip-based permanent voter cards would soon be issued to all voters.