INEC Uncovers 93,000 Ghost Voters in Anambra State
Announcing the discovery in Abuja at an interactive session with media professionals and civil society organisations on voter register optimisation, INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said 93,000 ghost voters figure represents 5.6 per cent of the voting population in the state.
He said, “The INEC has identified 93,000 cases of ghost voters in Anambra State, which represents 5.6 per cent of the voting population in the state. We are commencing the prosecution of those involved.”
The offenders, he added, would face prosecution as the commission was collaborating with the Nigeria Bar Association to bring the culprits to book.
Jega also said the commission was putting in place fresh measures to check the incidence of multiple registrations as witnessed during the 2011 general elections.
He added, “We have started working; I can tell you that before 2011 elections, we were not able to cross-check to know if there were cases of multiple registrations. We have identified more than 800,000 multiple registers.
“We have prosecuted over 200 people involved in electoral malpractices. It is an enormous work. We have a small legal unit. We are getting to a point where we will collaborate with NBA so that more people will be prosecuted.”
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