The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has dismissed as fake news reports that it has 21 voters registration centres in Niger Republic.
A caller, who said he was having challenges registering as a voter in Mushin, Lagos, on Wednesday night said INEC had 21 registration centres in Niger Republic.
Dismissing the allegation as fake news, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief press secretary to the INEC National Chairman,. Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said it was time people are punished for fake news.
His words: “The Commission has 176, 846 polling units across the country and none outside Nigeria. I think it is high time we promulgated a law in this country to hold anybody spreading fake news accountable. Freedom of speech should not be a license for reckless statements.”
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