INEC Denies Operating Registration Centres In Niger Republic

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THE Chief Press Secretary to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Rotimi Oyekanmi has denied reports that the commission is operating polling units in Niger Republic.

There are unconfirmed reports on the social media that INEC has been registering voters in some parts of the neighbouring country.

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A Facebook user, Uche Nwabuike, had in a post, alleged that INEC was operating some illegal registration centres outside Nigeria.

Oyekanmi debunked the reports while speaking at a Twitter space organised by The ICIR on Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) registration.

He described the reports as baseless.

“By virtue of the provisions of the Constitution, all elections must take place in Nigeria. And to that extent, we cannot register voters or conduct elections in Nigeria.

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“This is why Nigerians in the Diaspora cannot vote from abroad,” he said.

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