Bayelsa State Has Highest Invalid Registration, Says REC – THISDAYLIVE


Olusegun Samuel in Yenagoa

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Bayelsa chapter, Mr. Emmanuel Hart, has revealed that the state was with the highest invalid registration in the country with only 43,678 valid registrations out of 132,628 persons that registered while 88,950 were invalid.

The REC, who stated this during a meeting with political parties in Yenagoa, on INEC’s preparedness for the 2023 general elections, said invalid registration for that period was 67.1 per cent stating that the reasons were double/multiple registration, underage registration and outright fake registrations.

He said that the commission has completed the exercise to clean up the register and in the next few days hard copies will be displayed in the 105 Registration Areas (Wards) and eight Local Government Areas in Bayelsa.

He said, “The register will also be published on INEC’s website for claims and…

Source: Thisday Newspaper