By G9ija

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that an online site purportedly opened by the Federal Government (FG) for voters’ registration exercise is not linked to the Commission’s portal.

INEC in a press statement issued Monday by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, declared that the claim which stated that the arrangement was put in place to avoid surge of prospective registrants at the NIMC centres, was “spurious and from a dubious source”.

Okoye stressed that INEC 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” Okoye restated.

He therefore advised members of the public not to succumb to the antics of online scammers and should avoid such fake sites.

Okoye affirmed that INEC had concluded the Continuous Voter Registration CVR exercise nationwide and did not need to open an additional site or portal for the purposes of registration of voters.

Recall that after court recently ordered INEC to extend the CVR following a suit filed against it by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) the electoral empire announced a new deadline which was Sunday, July 31, 2022.