Threats to the 2023 general election deepened on Wednesday with the
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, 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.

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this on Wednesday during a
press briefing in Abuja.

The INEC chairman cited multiple registration and incomplete data as
the reasons for the invalid voter registrations.

While describing the situation as challenging, he said the Commission
would continue to clean up the voters’ register to ensure that only
eligible Nigerians are registered.

He also raised fears about security challenges on the election.