The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, maintained that, since the end of the continuous voter registration exercise, no fresh registrant was added or subtracted from the voters’ register.
In a related development, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has tasked INEC and other agencies of government playing roles in the electoral process to ensure that the outcome of the 2023 general election was a true reflection of the desires of the people.
However, INEC, reacting to the press conference addressed by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on the Register of Voters for the 2023 general election, said it recognized and respected the right of citizens, either as individuals or groups, to demand explanation from public agencies, including itself, and to hold them accountable.
But the commission said it was always important that caution was exercised so that such interventions did not unwittingly sow doubts in the public mind, thereby diminishing public confidence and trust in the electoral process.
In a statement by the INEC National Commissioner in charge of information and chairman of Voter education, Festus Okocha, INEC said, “It is important to reiterate that no new registrant, has yet been added to the Register of Voters for the 2023 General Election or will be included until these supplemental activities have been completed in line with the law.