Electoral commission disowns ‘fake’ Permanent Voters Card registration website

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disowned a website calling Nigerians to enroll for the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) despite the official closure of the exercise on 31 July, 2022 across the country.

Penpushing reports that, the Public Relations Officer of the commission Festus Okoye made the clarification on Monday, and cautioned Nigerians against a fake website claiming that the Nigerian government has approved individual registrations of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) online.

“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’,  Okoye said.

Penpushing further reports that, the spokesman of the commission, however, did not disclose the name, the link or other details of the  controversial website, but reiterated the commission’s exclusive power to register voters and conduct national elections in Nigeria.

“The commission is solely responsible for organising, undertaking, and supervising national elections in the country and does not share this responsibility with anybody or organisation. 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’, the commission imagemaker emphasised.

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