The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu , said there are threats to the 2023 general election raising fears that over 45 per cent of the total number of registered voters have been found to be invalid as of January 14, 2022.

The commission on Wednesday however said 1,390,519 Permanent Voter Cards are valid.

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While describing the situation as challenging, the commission said it would continue to clean up the voters’ register.

The INEC boss gave the revelation during a press conference in Abuja where he also raised fears about security challenges on the election.

In his words: “We are all concerned about the security challenges. But the environment must be secured for INEC to conduct the election. We are liaising with the security agencies to secure the environment for us to Conduct the 2023 elections.”

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