INEC Denies Operating Registration Centres In Niger Republic

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 the Niger Republic.

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

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

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

He described the reports as baseless.

“By 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.

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

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