2023: We Won’t Allow Underage Persons To Vote, INEC Reassures

2023: We Won’t Allow Underage Persons To Vote, INEC Reassures

By Kelechi Eke

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has, through it’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Victor Aluko, reassured Nigerians that no underage person would be allowed to vote in the 2023 General Elections.

The reassurance came on the heels of reports of registration of underage people by INEC in some areas for the forthcoming General Elections.

The INEC senior official gave the reassurance when he appeared on Channels Television’s Rubbing Minds on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

He said, “I assure you that the register will be cleaned up completely and no underage voter will vote in 2023. After we finish with the claims and objections on Friday, we will be taking in again for further claims based on the complaints of the people.

“That is why it is important that persons who noticed any issues at all with the register should complain through the right channels where they can be documented,” he said while responding to concern over alleged registration of underage people.

The INEC official repeated, “And I’m assuring you that no underage person will come to our polling units to come and vote on Election Day.”