INEC reports its staff to DSS, give reasons

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday said
it has reported some of its senior officials in Taraba State to the
Department of State Services, DSS, over illegal registration during
the Continuous Voter Registration exercise.

A statement by INEC's Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Taraba
State, Fabian Vwamhi, said the illegal voters had been removed from
its register.

The statement reads, "Following its laid down processes, INEC Taraba
office has discovered that some ineligible voters have been registered
in the ongoing CVR exercise.

"This is not only contrary to INEC's guidelines for registration, but
is also a violation of the Electoral Act.

"Consequently, the Taraba State office has flagged these illegal
registrations for removal from the voter register.

"In addition, it has queried the electoral officer as well as the
registration officer for the centre.

"It has informed the headquarters of the commission in Abuja and drawn
the attention of security agencies for further investigation and
possible prosecution of all found to have been involved, including
INEC staff."
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