The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that 1,126,359 out of 2,523,458 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) registered online between June and December 2021 are invalid.
This was disclosed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of Zamfara State, Prof Sa’idu Babura on Thursday in Gusau.
Babura said, “After the authentication exercise, it was discovered that out of the 2,523,458 registrants nationwide, 1,390,519 are valid while 1,126,359 are invalid.
“This means that 44.6% of all those registered between June and December 2021 are multiple registrations.
“In Zamfara State, as of December 2021, 33,090 people have registered online. However, only 19,469 are valid, while 13,600, representing 41.1%, are invalid.”
Babura who also spoke on the issue of polling units, said there were 2,516 polling units in Zamfara state in 2019 and with the addition of 1,013 polling units, the figure has risen to 3,529.