The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has distanced itself from a fake voter registration portal created by suspected criminals to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public.
The fake portal was created barely a day after INEC ended its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.
Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, raised the alarm in a news release on Monday.
“Barely 24 hours after the suspension of voter registration, the attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been drawn to an online site urging Nigerians to enroll for “VOTER CARD (PVC)” registration claiming that the Federal Government has approved individual VOTER CARD (PVC) registration online to avoid unnecessary crowd in the “NIMC” CENTERS.
“The Commission states unequivocally that the site is not linked to the Commission and the link/portal is spurious and from a dubious source.