The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is yet to receive official communication from the House of Representatives on its resolution regarding the nation’s voter register.
The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, told newsmen on Friday in Abuja while reacting to a publication by the House of Representatives calling for the removal of fictitious names from the register.
The House had made the resolution at its plenary on Thursday after the unanimous adoption of a motion of urgent public importance.
The motion was moved by a member, Leke Abejide, representing Yagba East/West/Mopamuro constituency in the 9th National Assembly.
“Our attention has been drawn to media reports of the resolution passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, asking INEC to take certain actions on the National Register of Voters,” Oyekanmi said.
“However, it is also the tradition of the House to officially transmit such resolutions with details of what transpired to the commission each time such specific resolutions are passed to enable INEC to take the required steps.
“But the commission is yet to receive any communication from the House to that effect. Therefore, I cannot respond on the basis of media reports.”