INEC has refuted claims of denying millions of Nigeria their right to complete their online Registration.
Written by awawa on September 20, 2022
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC , on Monday reacted to claims that the Commission denied over seven Million Nigerians the opportunity to complete their online pre-registration during the Continuous Voter Registration exercise .
Newsmen reported that INEC recently disclosed that out of 10,487,972 Nigerians who carried out their pre-registration online, only 3,444,378 completed the process at a physical centre representing just 32.8 per cent of the completed online registration.
Newsmen also reported that 24 Nigerians dragged the Commission before an Abuja Federal High Court for failing to give them and other seven million Nigerians adequate time and opportunity to complete their voter registration after they have carried out their registration online.
But the National Commissioner in charge of voters education, Festus Okoye, in a statement on Monday, said Nigerians were given enough time to complete their registrations, noting that the deployment of technologies was to ease the registration process.
The Commissioner also stated that the Commission provided weekly statistical updates on the exercise for transparency sake.