The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dissociated itself from an online website urging Nigerians to register for a Permanent Voter Card (PVC).
INEC, in a statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Voter Information and Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye in Abuja, yesterday called the website fake.
He said: “Just 24 hours after the suspension of voter registration, INEC’s attention was drawn to an online site urging Nigerians to register for voter registration. elector (PVC).”
Okoye said the scammers claimed that the federal government had approved individual Permanent Voter Card (PVC) online registration, to avoid unnecessary crowds at National Election Management Commission centers. identity (NIMC).
“The Commission unequivocally states that the site is not linked to the commission and that the link/portal is fake and comes from a dubious source,” he said.
Okoye said INEC was the only constitutionally and legally mandated body to carry out the registration of those qualified to vote in any election in Nigeria and to update and revise the register when needed.
“The commission is solely responsible for the organization, realization and supervision of national elections in the country and does not share this responsibility with anyone or organization.
“Members of the public are strongly advised not to succumb to the antics of online scammers and to avoid these bogus sites.
“The commission has concluded ongoing voter registration across the country and does not need to open an additional site or portal for voter registration purposes,” he said.