The Electoral Commission (EC) says it has identified a total of 63 duplicate identity numbers in the ongoing voters’ registration exercise.
In a statement, the EC said the duplicates were identified at Okaikwei North District.
The Commission explained that the problem was detected by its registration officials on the day of the incident.
“Further investigation revealed that a faulty kit that had its unique identity transferred to a back up kit was inadvertently released to the District office after it had been repaired without creating a new identity for it”, the statement indicated.
It stated that the affected persons will be issued with new voters identity numbers at the completion of the voters’ registration exercise.
“The affected applicants are unique with unique biodata and biometrics. As such they stand no risk of being disenfranchised on voting day,” the statement explained.
The EC has, therefore, reassured the affected applicants and the general public that this incident will not in any way disenfranchise any voter as it has taken steps to ensure that this episode does not recur.