By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised an alarm over fake identity cards for security personnel on election duty.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Mr. Fesus Okoye, raised the alarm in a statement issued late on Friday, March 17, 2023.
According to Okoye, identity cards for security personnel on election duty were issued by the security agencies and not INEC.
“The attention of the INEC has been drawn to an identity card for security personnel bearing the name and logo of the commission with the inscription “Complete Access” boldly written in red at the bottom of it.
“We wish to state categorically that the identity card did not emanate from the commission. “Anyone bearing an identity card allegedly issued by the commission for security personnel can only be on illegal duty. Such a person is liable to arrest and prosecution.
“The public is alerted to this diabolical action of some misdirected elements and to report any such persons to the security agencies,” INEC spokesperson said.