The Electoral Commission (EC) has urged the public to disregard a video suggesting that its officials are printing voter ID cards even after the expiration of the registration exercise.
Rather, the EC says, the video, which is being circulated on social media, involves its officials who have been authorised to replace duplicate cards.
A statement issued by the Commission on Monday, September 21, explained that during the just ended registration exercise, few centres experienced the production of duplicate ID cards which resulted from registration kits bearing the same codes.l
It said that led to the printing of voter ID cards with the similar numbers for different persons.
The Commission confirms that several district offices have voter ID cards which are being distributed to the affected persons. The Commission is therefore replacing the duplicate cards for the affected persons.
“As such, the cards in the video belong to those persons with duplicate Voter ID numbers. They were authorized by the Commission, printed at the headquarters and subsequently sent to the District Offices for lamination and distribution,” the statement said.
It therefore implored the various political parties to visit the affected district offices to monitor the distribution of the duplicate cards to the affected persons.
Below is the list of affected districts