The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dissociated itself from an online site and portal urging Nigerians to enroll for “VOTER CARD (PVC)” registration claiming that the Federal Government has approved individual VOTER CARD (PVC) registration online to avoid unnecessary crowd in the NIMC centers.
The electoral umpire also stated that the site is fake and not linked to the commission, describing the link or portal as spurious and from a dubious source.
In a statement signed by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the electoral umpire noted that “The Independent National Electoral Commission is the only body constitutionally and legally mandated to conduct the registration of persons qualified to vote in any election in Nigeria and to update and revise the register when the need arises.
“The Commission is solely responsible for organizing, undertaking, and supervising national elections in the country and does not share this responsibility with anybody or organization”.
INEC further warned members of the public not to succumb to the antics of online scammers and should avoid such fake sites, while explaining that the Commission has concluded the Continuous Voter Registration exercise nationwide and does not need to open an additional site or portal for the purposes of registration of voters.