The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised an alarm over fake identity cards for security personnel on Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections.
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The electoral umpire in a press release posted on its twitter handle categorically stated that security identity cards did not not emanate from the Commission. Rather, the identity cards for security personnel on election duty were issued by the security agencies and not the Commission.
Fake Identity Card for Security Personnel on Election Duty@PoliceNG @HQNigerianArmy @NigAirForce @NigerianNavy pic.twitter.com/zG8a9u2diW
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) March 17, 2023
In the statement signed by Barr. Festus Okoye, the commission stated that anyone bearing the identity card in question can only be on illegal duty.
“The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been drawn to an identity card for security personnel bearing the name and logo of the Commission with the inscription “Complete Access” boldly written in red at the bottom of it.
“We wish to state categorically that the identity card di not emanate from the Commission. Identity cards for security personnel on election duty were issued by the security agencies and not the commission.
“Anyone bearing an identity card allegedly issued by the Commission for security personnel can only be on illegal duty. Such a person is liable to arrest and prosecution.
“The public is alerted to this diabolical action of some misdirected elements and to report any such persons to the security agencies.,” the statement signed by Barr. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee stated.
Nnamdi Maduakor is a Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur
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