We deleted over 15 million voters from register in 10 years – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 15 million voters found to have been duplicated records were deleted from its register between 2011 and 2021.

In a  keynote address titled “Technological innovation as an antidote for election rigging” at the 10th anniversary celebration of Blueprint Newspaper in Abuja, INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who was represented by the Commission’s Director in charge of ICT, Engr. Chidi Nwafor revealed that the commission will launch an online voter registration portal on June 28, 2021 to reduce the stress associated with voter registration.

“We discovered that rigging can come before, during and after the election and one thing is for us to find ways of stopping this. Few years ago, the entire processes involved in an election were rigged and the commission has moved to apply technology to this process.

“A credible voter’s register must ensure that a person only appear once in the register. So, we need…

Source: Linda Ikeji