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INEC raises alarm over fresh sabotage of guber



INEC Chairman Yakubu

The INEC has raised an alarm over fake identity cards for security personnel on election duty.

Concerns about fraudulent identity cards being used by security personnel assigned to election duty have been highlighted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The warning was issued in a statement on Friday night by Mr. Fesus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairperson, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC.

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He said that the security agencies, not INEC, were responsible for issuing identity cards for election-related security personnel.

“The attention of the INEC has been drawn to an identity card for security personnel bearing the name and logo of the commission with the inscription “Complete Access” boldly written in red at the bottom of it.

“We wish to state categorically that the identity card did not emanate from the commission.

“Anyone bearing an identity card allegedly issued by the commission for security personnel can only be on illegal duty. Such a person is liable to arrest and prosecution.

“The public is alerted to this diabolical action of some misdirected elements and to report any such persons to the security agencies,” Okoye said.

Lessons Learnt 

Okoye further noted that the commission has taken important lessons from the elections for the National Assembly and the presidential inauguration on February 25.

He said when polls closed at the level of the various units, the Presiding Officer who superintended the polling unit would enter the scores of the various political parties in form EC8A which is the polling unit level result.

He said, “The PO will sign that particular result sheet and stamp it, the PU agent or party agent if available will also countersign and copies will be given to them and the police.

“That original result will be what will be scanned and uploaded to our INEC Result Viewing Portal for public viewing. Not only that, the accreditation data that has arisen from that polling unit will also be uploaded, but the physical result and the BVAS itself will also be taken to the Registration Area Collation centre.”