INEC Awaits Reps On Voter Register Resolution

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has not yet received any official communication from the House of Representatives regarding its resolution concerning the nation’s voter register.

Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, addressed reporters in Abuja on Friday in response to a publication by the House of Representatives, which called for the removal of fictitious names from the voter register.

The resolution was passed during the House’s plenary on Thursday following the unanimous adoption of a motion of urgent public importance. The motion was presented by Leke Abejide, a member representing the Yagba East/West/Mopamuro constituency in the 9th National Assembly.

“Our attention has been drawn to media reports of the resolution passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, asking INEC to take certain actions on the National Register of Voters,” Oyekanmi said.

“However, it is also the tradition of the House to officially transmit such resolutions with details of what transpired to the commission each time such specific resolutions are passed to enable INEC to take the required steps.

“But the commission is yet to receive any communication from the House to that effect. Therefore, I cannot respond on the basis of media reports.”

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