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INEC raises alarm over fake PVC registration portal

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has announced that the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, program is still on hold.

According to a statement issued by the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, the Commission’s attention was drawn to an online site urging Nigerians to enroll for “VOTER CARD (PVC)” registration.

He says the site claim that the Federal Government has approved individual VOTER CARD (PVC) registration online to avoid unnecessary crowding in the “NIMC” CENTERS.

According to the statement, the Commission says that the site is unrelated to the Commission and that the link/portal comes from an untrustworthy source.

It says 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.

It also states that 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.

Members of the public are advised not to succumb to the antics of online scammers.

The statement added that the Commission has concluded the Continuous Voter Registration nationwide and does not need to open an additional site or portal for the purposes of registration of voters.

Reporting by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo; editing by Adeniyi Bakare