By JOHN ONAH, Abuja –
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has alerted Nigerians to the emergence of a bogus online site urging Nigerians to register for voter registration.
This comes 24 hours after the Commission suspended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.
National Commissioner and Chairperson of the Voter Information and Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said so in a statement to reporters in Abuja on Monday.
He said: “Just 24 hours after voter registration was suspended, the attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was drawn to an online site urging Nigerians to register for voter registration. “VOTER CARD (PVC)”, claiming that the federal government has approved online registration of individual VOTER CARDS (PVC) to avoid unnecessary crowds at “NIMC” CENTERS.
“The Commission has unequivocally stated that the site is not related to the Commission and that the link/portal is fake and comes from a dubious source.
“” The Independent National Electoral Commission is the only body constitutionally and legally mandated to carry out the registration of persons qualified to vote in any election in Nigeria and to update and revise the register when necessary. The Commission is solely responsible for the organization, realization and supervision of national elections in the country and does not share this responsibility with anyone or organization.
“Members of the public are strongly advised not to succumb to the antics of online scammers and to avoid these bogus sites,” he said.
He added that the Commission has concluded the ongoing nationwide voter registration exercise and does not need to open an additional site or portal for voter registration.