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841,213 registered in kwara, so far – INEC

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By Demola Akinyemi
Against the backdrop of rising cases of multiple registration and under aged, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in kwara state has captured 841,213 registrants by 30th January 2000, says the commissioner Chief Timothy Ibitoye.

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

He warned the residents to desist from such attitude because immediately after the display period, the commission will 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.

He particularly warned registrants to desist from multiple registrations as such development will only reduce the total number of registrants in their area, community, and the state as a whole.

The INEC Commissioner, who added that anyone caught as an under aged person in any of the units will be handed over to the law enforcement agents, stressed that so far all registration units have been given full complement of DDC machines and other accessories.

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