December 1, 2021

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CVR: INEC to prosecute Nigerians with false info

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will prosecute any citizen who provided false information during the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise scheduled to resume on June 28.

INEC Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Chidi Nwafor, said this on Monday in Abuja during the demonstration of the procedure for the proposed online registration and presentation of the new INEC Voter Enrollment Device (IVED).

According to him, offenders would be prosecuted under the nation’s Cybercrime Act 2015.

Nwafor said the issues of multiple and underage registration would no longer be possible with the introduction of new technology by the commission.

Speaking earlier, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, expressed concern over the security in some parts of the country.

He said the commission would be deploying 5,346 officials to 2,673 registration centres.

He also said the registration exercise would be carried out continuously for over a year, until the third quarter of 2022, adding that the commission is targeting at least 20 million new voters.