REC warns residents not to sell or buy voter’s card

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The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ekiti State, Alhaji Halilu Pai, has said that anyone caught selling or buying the new voter’s card in the state would be prosecuted.

Pai told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti on Monday,  that the voter’s card was a security document that should not  be patented for sale.

He said any person caught selling or buying the voters card was  liable to two-year jail term or a fine of N500,000 or both.

According to him, In the same vein, anyone caught engaging in multiple registration during the continuous registration exercise scheduled to take-off on March 12 , is also liable to one-year jail term or N100,000 fine.

The Resident Commissioner said  that the newly issued Permanent Voters card would last for  10 years .

Pai  also urged voters to guard their cards jealously and avoid being cajoled by anyone or group to sell them.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner  said INEC would not extend the date allowed for the collection the Permanent Voters card, which ended on March 9.

He, however, urged  residents who missed the exercise  to go to  INEC offices in their various local governments, where they would be guided on the procedure to follow to collect their cards. (NAN)


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