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Lagos voters register clean, no objection – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says there has been no objection on registration of persons in the four days of displaying voters’ register in Lagos State.

INEC’s spokesman, in the state, Femi Akinbiyi, who disclosed this on Tuesday, revealed that there had been few claims.

“Since the commencement of the display for claims and objections last Friday, there has been no objection,’’

 “So far, reports from our electoral officers in the 20 local government areas in the state show minor claims without any objection.

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“No one has lodged any complaint about the registration of any person who should not have been registered or who should not have appeared on the voters’ register.

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“Misspelt names and adjustment in dates dominate the few claims in the exercise,’’ Mr Akinbiyi said.

The INEC spokesman attributed the reduction in complaints to online pre-registration exercise and painstaking efforts of INEC staff to review all supplied details during the biometric and physical capturing exercises.

He said that since voters’ register was fundamental to free and fair elections, INEC was not leaving any stone unturned in cleaning the register to ensure free and fair elections.

NAN reports that the seven-day long activity slated for Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 marked the end of the first quarter of the on-going Continuous Voters Registration nationwide.

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The exercise is to give room for all registrants to check for appropriateness or otherwise of their information supplied during registration.

It is also to raise objections (if any) about names that are not supposed to be on the register such as under-age, dead, foreigners and other unqualified persons.

NAN

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