The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday said it has deleted about 2.7 million ineligible registrants over double registration.

The electoral commission has said that it has discovered 2.7 million cases of double registration which were carried out during the recent Continuous Voter Registration.

The electoral umpire said that the names of the affected registrants have been deleted from the voter registration list.

The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this revelation, at an event which was labeled ‘National Endowment for Democracy’ and which took place in Washington DC, United States.

Yakubu also raised eyebrows on the issue of security challenges across the federation, and assured stakeholders that the electoral commission will try its best.

Yakubu said “It is a perennial issue because, at the end of the day, it is not new but the dimension of the insecurity is new in the sense that in the past, it was localised or confined to a particular part of the country – the North-East but now, it is more widespread.

“We are keeping our eyes, particularly, on the North-West and the South-Eastern part of the country. Elections are conducted by human beings. We worry about the security of our officials, materials, and even the voters themselves. Without them, elections cannot be conducted.”

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