By Mike Odiakose
Barely twenty four hours after the suspension of voter registration, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has raised the alarm over an fake online site urging Nigerians to enroll for “Voter Card (PVC)”.
In a statement by Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Monday, the Commission said the fake site is claiming that the Federal Government has approved individual VOTER CARD (PVC) registration online to avoid unnecessary crowd in the “NIMC” Centers.
“The Commission states unequivocally that the site is not linked to the Commission and the link/portal is spurious and from a dubious source.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission is the only body constitutionally and legally mandated to conduct the registration of persons qualified to vote in any election in Nigeria and to update and revise the register when the need arises. The Commission is solely responsible for organizmg, undertaking, and supervising national elections in the country and does not share this responsibility with anybody or organization.
“Members of the public are strongly advised not to succumb to the antics of online scammers and should avoid such fake sites.
“The Commission has concluded the Continuous Voter Registration exercise nationwide and does not need to open an additional site or portal for the purposes of registration of voters.”