The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has ordered the removal of the names of 190 non-Nigerians from the country’s Voter Register as part of measures to clean up the register.
The commission said d this in a statement issued by its Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi in Abuja.
Osaze-Uzzi reiterated INEC commitment in ensuring that the Voter Register was free from unqualified registrations. This according to the commission is also to ensure that the register of voters’ meets internationally accepted standards.
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recently retrieved several Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and National Identity cards from foreigners who were alleged to have registered as voters.