The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has stated that the Nationwide Identification Quantity (NIN) shouldn’t be necessary for voter registration.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the clarification to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, NAN experiences.
Yakubu stated that NIN was solely a way of identification for registration as listed within the Electoral Act.
“I need to make this essential clarification. NIN shouldn’t be going to be made necessary for voter registration.
“That is for a easy motive that we’re working on foundation of the legislation establishing INEC.
“Part 10 of the Electoral Act lists identifications to be introduced by potential registrants for the aim of voter registration to consists of beginning certificates, nationwide passport, nationwide id card.
“We can’t single NIN out and make it necessary. All the opposite necessities are of the legislation and we should apply the legislation appropriately.
“When you’ve got your nationwide ID card we are going to register you on presentation of the cardboard, however we is not going to make it a compulsory technique of identification for the train.
“Because the legislation, the electoral act doesn’t make it necessary, it is just one of many many technique of identification required,” Yakubu stated.
NIN not necessary for voter registration – INEC