INEC warns against voters’ registration by proxy

LAFIA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nasarawa State has urged  political parties  to educate their followers against  registration by proxy ahead of the 2015 general election.

Alhaji Ahmed Makama, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) made the plea in an interview  with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lafia.

Makama said anyone caught attempting to collect voter’s card by proxy would be punished.

He said the Commission had taken  necessary measures to checkmate it.

Makama explained that voters must physically appear with their temporary voter’s card before issuance of the permanent one.

He said that the commission would embark on continuous voter registration to enable those who had turned 18 years to register.(NAN)

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