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INEC assures no under-age will vote in 2023 elections



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given assurances that no underage voter will participate in the 2023 general elections.

The assurance was given on Sunday by the commission’s director of voter registration and publicity, Victor Aluko.

Reacting to the outcry and criticism that has greeted the discrepancies observed in the list and details of voters released for observation by INEC, the official assured that the current list is not what will be used for the 2023 election.

Aluko promised during an interview on Channels TV that INEC would do a thorough clean-up of the register and that only qualified persons would be in the final voters’ register.

Some of the discrepancies that generated reactions from Nigerians include underage voters and multiple registrations.

The INEC official however said the clean-up of the register would be done before the polls and a clean register would be used for the 2023 election.


“I assure you that the register will be cleaned up completely and no underage voter will vote in 2023. After we finish with the claims and objections on Friday, we will be taking in again for further claims based on the complaints of the people,” Aluko said.

“That is why it is important that persons who noticed any issue at all with the register should complain through the right channels where they can be documented.”

He urged citizens of the country not just to raise their objections on social media but to get them across to INEC so all complaints and observations can be treated.

“If you complain and you do not let us know that complaint, then how do we work on the complaints?” he said.

“That is why I’m saying we take in the register and then we work on the register, and at the end of the day, we have a very clean register as we prepare for the general election.


“And I’m assuring you that no underage person will come to our polling units to come and vote on election day.”

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