2023: INEC finds 29,000 duplicate PVCs in Kwara

2023 inec finds 29,000 duplicate pvcs in kwara
2023 inec finds 29,000 duplicate pvcs in kwara

Mallam Garba Attahiru, the Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), reports that the commission has identified 29,000 double registrations of permanent voter cards by state residents.

In addition, fifty percent of individuals who registered for PVCs between June and December of 2012 registered several times.

Attahiru made this announcement on Monday in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, at a lecture hosted by the Michael Imoudu Institute For Labour Studies (MINILS) to commemorate this year’s Democracy Day.

He stated, “There are currently 29,000 multiple registrations in Kwara State.” Between June and December, 50% of individuals who registered for PVCs registered numerous times. The penalty for multiple registration is either one year in prison or N1 million, or both. Those impacted are unable to obtain PVCs.”

Attahiru, who had previously warned lawmakers against purchasing PVCs, added, “You can purchase PVCs, but you cannot utilise them. A system has been implemented to detect repeated registrations.

He stated that the 2023 elections in Nigeria would be the best ever.

This is due to technological advances. Collation officers can no longer interfere with election results. The findings will be transmitted electronically. For a transparent election in 2019, we depended on the honesty of the returning officers and other election officials, he continued.

Earlier, Comrade Issa Aremu, Director General of MINILS, congratulated President Buhari for “courageously” rectifying the historic injustice of the unlawful annulment of June 12, 1993.

The director general remarked that Nigerians had demonstrated the value of votes over the past two decades.

He stated that despite the “imperfect political environment,” INEC is enhancing the electoral process to increase the credibility of elections.

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