The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has called for the cooperation of members of various communities in removing the names of deceased persons from the voters’ registers.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in the Federal Capital Territory, Doctor Godwin Kwanga, made the call today at a stakeholders’ meeting on the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards and Continuous Voters’ Registration exercise.
Doctor Kwanga said in preparation for the 2015 general elections, INEC had scheduled the distribution of the cards to registered voters at the various polling units in the FCT between August fifteen and seventeen.
He added that continuous registration exercise would take place from August twenty to twenty five.
While fielding questions from the stakeholders, Doctor Kwanga said
INEC cannot identify the people that have died since the last voters registration exercise, adding that it is with the cooperation of the people that the names of deceased persons can be removed from the register.