The exhibition of voters registration list by the National Electoral Commission, (NEC) has unearthed scores of mistakes in the just concluded voters registration exercise conducted by the Commission some months ago, ahead of the 2018 general elections.
According to nationwide reports reaching this medium, many mistakes were made by the National Elections Commission teams, as thousands of people reported that, their names were misspelled, genders changed from male to female and female to male, and dates of birth erroneously written.
Many voters are therefore grateful for the verification exercise for giving them the opportunity to correct the mistakes. Furthermore, they recommend that, the exercise be extended in order not to disenfranchise eligible voters since many people did not turn up to verify, as it is now evident, that there would be many mistakes that need correction.
Meanwhile, NEC has been blamed for the anomalies because of the recruitment process, which many said, were marred by favoritism. “The same thing happened in 2012, because some registration staff could not spell simple names,” “many voters said.
Meanwhile, it is expected that, NEC will give out the voter identification cards in September.