The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the estimated three million Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) would participate in the 2023 general elections.
The commission added that it will display voter registers across the country once it completes the ongoing Automated Biometric Identification System to weed out all double/multiple as well as ineligible registrants.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood YAKUBU, in Abuja on Tuesday explained that the revised framework had taken into consideration several developments since the last review and validation in 2018.
Yakubu stressed that beyond these, there was also a need for robust collaboration with stakeholders for voter education and sensitisation of IDPs.
He, however, denied the claim by a coalition of Civil Society Organisations that the commission had violated Section 19(1) of the 2022 Electoral Act, which spells out how voters’ registration should be displayed across the country.
UPLOADED BY – OLUWASEYI OLORUNLEKE