The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu has refuted reports that the commission is operating polling units in Niger Republic.
Yakubu insisted that the Nigerian constitution does not allow the conduct of elections outside Nigeria’s territory.
According to trending reports alleging that the Nigerian electoral umpire has been registering voters in some parts of the neighbouring country.
Meanwhile, a Facebook user-Uche Nwabuike, in a post, alleged that INEC was operating some illegal registration centres outside Nigeria.
However, the Chief Press Secretary to Yakubu, Rotimi Oyekanmi, described such reports as false.
OYEKANMI who spoke at an online forum organised by International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) on Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) registration, maintained that going by the provisions of the constitution, all elections must take place in Nigeria.
He stressed that INEC cannot register voters or conduct elections outside Nigeria.