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Multiple, under-aged registrations in Kwara – REC

BYdemola akinyemi
Ilorin—Against the backdrop of rising cases of multiple and under-aged registrations, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kwara State has captured 841,213 registrants by 30th January, the sate Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Chief Timothy Ibitoye, has said.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin Tuesday on the assessment of the exercise, he said he was disturbed over the rising cases of multiple registrations and that of under-aged that were now rampant across the state.

He warned the residents to desist from such attitude because immediately after the display period, the commission would “move to the next stage of running the Automated Finger Identification System, AFIS, which is a special server that will detect multiple registration.”

Chief Ibitoye explained that at that stage,  “a lot of units and communities who may have engaged in multiple registrations will be detected and have their names struck out completely and also have their names compiled for prosecution.”

The REC said that anyone caught as an under-aged in any of the units would be handed over to law enforcement agents, stressed that so far all registration units have been given full complement of Direct Data Capture, DDC, machines and other accessories.


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