Hope James


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed an online website asking the Nigerian populace to enrol for a permanent voters card (PVC), following the suspension of voter registration.

The fake site claims the Federal Government has ratified individual registration online to avoid needless crowds in the “NIMC” centres.

INEC, however, in a statement by the Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Monday, disassociated itself from the phony site.

The statement partly read, “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 organizing, 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.”