[NEWS] LAGOSIAN URGED TO EXPOSE INEC STAFF DEMANDING MONEY

INEC (Lagos)

THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC) IN LAGOS STATE ON MONDAY URGED ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO EXPOSE ANY STAFF OR TOUT DEMANDING MONEY FOR THE ONGOING CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION (CVR) IN THE STATE.

THE SPOKESMAN OF THE COMMISSION, FEMI AKINBIYI, MADE THE APPEAL IN A STATEMENT IN LAGOS.

HE SAID THE ATTENTION OF THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION, LAGOS STATE OFFICE HAS BEEN DRAWN TO MESSAGES GOING ROUND THAT SOME REGISTRATION OFFICERS IN THE STATE ARE DEMANDING FOR MONEY BEFORE THEY EITHER REGISTER NEW REGISTRANTS OR ISSUE OUT PVCS TO THE RIGHTFUL OWNERS.

THE COMMISSION URGES MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC NOT TO GIVE ANY OF ITS STAFF MONEY FOR ANY SERVICE RENDERED DURING THE ONGOING CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE AS REGISTRATION IS FREE.

INEC PLANS TO SUSPEND THE CVR WITH EFFECT FROM AUG. 17, UNTIL AFTER THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS.

 

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