The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has dismissed as fake, a security identification card granting “complete access” to its holders during the Governorship and States Assembly Elections.
INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye in a statement on Friday said the commission did not issue such tags to anyone.
He said; “The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has been drawn to an identity card for security personnel bearing the name and logo of the Commission with the inscription ‘Complete Access’ boldly written in red at the bottom of it.
“We wish to state categorically that the identity card did not emanate from the Commission. Identity cards for security personnel on election duty were issued by the security agencies and not the Commission.
“Anyone bearing an identity card allegedly issued by the Commission for security personnel can only be on illegal duty. Such a person is liable to arrest and prosecution.
“The public is alerted to this diabolical action of some misdirected elements and to report any such persons to the security agencies”, he added.