The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has debunked a report that it has been registering voters in the Niger Republic.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, while denying the reports, said the commission is not operating polling units in the Niger Republic.
According to him, the Nigerian constitution does not allow the conduct of elections outside Nigeria’s territory.
Recall that a Facebook user, Uche Nwabuike, in a post, alleged that INEC was operating some illegal registration centers outside Nigeria.
But the Chief Press Secretary to Yakubu, Rotimi Oyekanmi, condemned the claim, saying it was baseless.
Oyekanmi spoke at a Twitter space organised by The ICIR on Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) registration.
“By virtue of the provisions of the Constitution, all elections must take place in Nigeria.
“And to that extent, we cannot register voters or conduct elections outside Nigeria.
“This is why Nigerians in the Diaspora cannot vote from abroad,” he said.