NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has assured Nigerians that no underage persons will be allowed to vote in the 2023 general elections.

INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Victor Aluko, disclosed this on Sunday, while speaking on Channels Television’s Rubbin minds.

The commission assured Nigerian electorates that citizens who have yet to attain the legal voting age will not be allowed to participate in the polls.

“I assure you that the register will be cleaned up completely and no underage voter will vote in 2023. After we finish with the claims and objections on Friday, we will be taking in again for further claims based on the complaints of the people,”

“That is why it is important that persons who noticed any issues at all with the register should complain through the right channels where they can be documented.”

He said, after collating the complaints, INEC’s revision officers at various levels could work on them.

According to him, ” if you complain and you do not let us know that complaint, then how do we work on the complaints?

“That is why I’m saying we take the register and then we work on the register, and at the end of the day, we have a very clean register as we prepare for the general elections.

“And I’m assuring you that no underage person will come to our polling units to come and vote on election day,” he added

INEC had this month made the entire register public on its website for the first time in the nation’s electoral history.

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Many Nigerians have identified numerous cases of underage voters and double registration.

In the same vein, the National Commissioner, INEC, Festus Okoye, on Thursday, assured Nigerians that it was committed to cleaning up the register and punishing those found guilty of tampering with its integrity.

Source: Vanguard


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