The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just announced that it has delisted more than one million newly registered voters after the INEC Voter registration was concluded. INEC releases lists of over 1 million delisted voters. The commission says they will remove the affected voters after the verification process to enable them to clean up their register and keep it up to date.
INEC releases lists of over 1 million delisted voters in a statement released on Monday 12th September 2022 which stated that the people affected are those voters that registered to get permanent voters cards between June 2021 and January 2022. The report says that the number of voters that registered within the period stated above was about two million, five hundred and twenty-three thousand, four hundred and fifty-eight (2, 523, 458) voters.
INEC releases lists of over over 1 million delisted voters. It was discovered from the records of the commission that one million, one hundred and twenty-six thousand, three hundred and fifty-nine (1,126,359) people that were registered are invalid so they delisted them.
From the above report, it means that almost half of the people that participated in the INEC registration in that period were invalid. INEC said they discovered ineligible, double and multiple registrants.
INEC Voter Registration: INEC Releases Lists Of Over 1 Million Delisted Voters
The Commission INEC released the list of delisted voters and the breakdown based on the states, the number of registrants that completed INEC voter registration, no of valid voters, the no of invalid voters and the percentage of those valid as shown in the picture below:
The National Commissioner and Chairman heading the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye in a recent statement in Abuja on Monday, September 12, 2022, said steps are taken to clean up the registration data.
The Commissioner also promised registrants that the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) of all those whose registration was valid will be available for collection in their offices by the end of October and early November 2022
The INEC Commissioner stated that the commission is using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) to clean up their register. This process commenced after the suspension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on the 31st of July, 2022.