Children Found On Voters Register [Daily Trust]

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Election regulators have admitted registration teams allowed children -some babies in arms- to be included in the final voters register. Civil society organis-ations told Daily Trust yesterday the problem is widespread. Election monitors have seen children on the display of the voters register in three states of the country and Daily Trust has proof of underage registration in a fourth. Spokesman for the Independent National Electoral Commission, Pastor Segun Adeogun, confirmed pages of the final voters register obtained by Daily Trust showing children, and some registry entries with no picture at all, are genuine. He said: "We are aware of this problem it is being dealt with. These children will not vote on election day. They are babies!"

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