INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday warned that over 45 per cent of the total number of registered voters have been found to be invalid as of January 14, 2022.

The commission however said 1,390,519 Permanent Voter Cards are valid. This as it assured that it will clean up the voter’s register.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who made the revelations at a media briefing held in Abuja, also raised an alarm of over the threat the high level of insecurity posed to the upcoming election.

“We are all concerned about the security challenges. But the environment must be secured for INEC to conduct the election. We are liaising with the security agencies to secure the environment for us to Conduct the 2023 elections”, Yakubu said.

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