2019 Elections: INEC detects 3,000 multiple registrations

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wednesday, said its Automated Fingerprint Identification Software (AFIS) had detected 3,000 persons found to have engaged in multiple registrations in Taraba State.

Alhaji Muhammed Madagali, the Acting Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.

Madagali said about 150,000 multiple registrations had so far been fished out of the register across the country through the software.

He warned the electoral officers and other stakeholders against underage and multiple registrations.

“Anybody found guilty of multiple registrations will face the full wrath of the law,’’ he said.

Madagali said the commission was committed to registering every eligible voter in the state, in respective of religious or ethnic affiliation.

Also in his contribution, Alhaji Chindo Bose, the State Secretary of the Muslim Council, urged INEC to sensitise the people of the state on the electoral process to ensure popular participation.

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