The Electoral Commission (EC) says it has resolved issues surrounding duplicate identification numbers generated for some multiple registrants during its ongoing voters’ registration exercise.

Two applicants are reported to have encountered this anomaly at one of the centres at Okaikwei North District.

In a release on July 14, the Commission has attributed the problem to a faulty registration kit.

“Further investigation revealed that a faulty kit that had its unique identity transferred to a backup kit was inadvertently released to the District Office after it had been repaired without creating a new identity for it,” the EC clarified.

It explained that “these persons will be issued with new voters’ ID numbers at the completion of the voters’ registration exercise.”

“The affected applicants are unique with unique biodata and biometrics. As such they stand no risk of being disenfranchised on voting day,” the EC further explained.

The Electoral Commission however assured the general public that the “incident will not in any way disenfranchise any voter as it has taken steps to ensure that this episode does not recur.”