The Chief Press Secretary to the executive of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Rotimi Oyekanmi has denied reports that the commission is working surveying units in Niger Republic.
There are unsubstantiated reports on the web-based entertainment that INEC has been enrolling electors in certain pieces of the adjoining country.
A Facebook client, Uche Nwabuike, had in a post, claimed that INEC was working some unlawful enrollment habitats outside Nigeria.
Oyekanmi exposed the reports while talking at a Twitter space coordinated by The ICIR on Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) enlistment.
He portrayed the reports as outlandish.
*By uprightness of the arrangements of the Constitution, all decisions should happen in Nigeria. Furthermore, to that degree, we can’t enroll citizens or direct races in Nigeria.
*For this reason Nigerians in the Diaspora can’t cast a ballot from abroad,” he said.
Oyekanmi revealed that the quantity of Nigerians who had finished the citizen enlistment process as of the finish of June was 8.6 million, containing 4.4 million ladies and 4.29 million men.
In the interim, Oyekanmi noticed that the web-based PVC enrollment on INEC’s entryway which went on for a very long time was to guarantee an expedient enlistment process however he saw that a few Nigerians neglected to exploit the cycle.
“During the initial three months, we had days where a few people will turn up everyday in the enlistment units however when it was near the cutoff time, individuals began coming out requiring an expansion,” he said.