By Zainab Kanu
The Public Relations Officer of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Mr. Albert Massaquoi, has said that the Commission will soon start its voter registration exhibition for qualified citizens who have reached the age of 18 years by November and have registered to vote in the November 17, 2012 multi-tier elections.
In an interview with AYV over the weekend, Mr. Massaquoi said the re-duplication exercise has revealed about nine thousand and ninety six (9,096) cases which were now being addressed.
He noted that the re-duplication case was two-fold, namely, the technical and fraudulent duplication. He explained that while the duplication was where a mistake was made during the registration exercise the fraudulent duplication was a case where people made the attempt to register multiple times.
Mr. Massaquoi also revealed that as the voter exhibition would soon be out the law made provision for either a fine or jail term or to both for anyone caught in any fraudulent act.
He said the names of all those who have registered and are qualified to vote on November 17 would be displayed, while the names of the seven hundred and nineteen four (794) persons who registered fraudulently would also be displayed including a total number of nine thousand and ninety six (9,096) cases that were found wanting but have no case to answer.
Mr. Massaquoi also disclosed that the data that was sent to Brussels has been put together and that the printing of the voter identity cards was now in progress.
Meanwhile, he said the Commission was very pleased with the assistance and cooperation of the political parties and civil society organizations during the entire exercise.