As the 2019 general elections draw closer, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC uncovered 1224 dead persons on the voter’s register in Adamawa.
INEC made this revelation at a two-day workshop for Election Monitoring Implementers for the North East Zone in Yola, Adamawa.
According to INEC, the anomaly was uncovered through the voter clean-up exercise in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa, Kassim Gaidam spoke on behalf of the electoral commission.
In his own words:
“The statistics of 1,224 dead persons, which we can confirm were on the register, were uncovered during the recent display of voter register for claims and objections”.
The revelation of dead registered voters in Adamawa is following INEC’s disclosure that 1,504,858 have collected their permanent voter card in Enugu state. INEC also disclosed that the figure of fresh registration of voters in the country is 14,551,482.
This is in line with INEC’s unwavering objective to ensure a free and fair election come February 2019. The commission also condemned the spate of electoral violence in some parts of the country. And it advised citizens to shun electoral malpractice and violence at the polls.