INEC begins displaying voter registration lists in Lagos.
INEC began the display of preliminary voters register across the 245 wards in Lagos State on Saturday for claims and objections.
Its Public Affairs Officer in Lagos State, Mrs Adenike Oriowo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the exercise was in line with the Electoral Law.
She also stated that INEC officials would be available to take records in each ward between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily from November 12 to November 25.
She stated that the display would be held in the wards from November 12 to November 18 and at INEC local government offices from November 19 to November 25.
“We shall also make available yet-to-be-collected old and new Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) at each of the wards where we are displaying the preliminary voters’ register.
“These cards will be available for collection by their owners,’’ Oriowo said.
The display of the register, she said, was part of efforts to clean up the document ahead of the 2023 elections.
She urged the public to assist INEC in identifying the names of deceased people still on the register, as well as the names of minors, foreigners, and others who were not eligible to be on the register.
However, Oriowo emphasized that every claim and objection must be supported by authentic proof.
“Lagos residents should take advantage of this and go and check the register to confirm their details and particulars to make sure everything is correct.
“We want the people of Lagos State and all stakeholders to scrutinise the register for claims and objections.
In addition, Oriowo told Newsmen that INEC was still expecting new PVCs for those who registered between January and July 2022.
PVCs from previous elections, as well as those who registered between June 28, 2021 and December 31, 2021, would be made available for collection, she added.
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