The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) on Sunday mentioned it acquired reviews of makes an attempt to clone Everlasting Voters’ Playing cards (PVCs) and promote them on-line.

Nigerians on social media had over the weekend raised alarm after Everlasting voters’ playing cards, PVCs, branded with the Nigerian color and brand was listed on the market on Chinese language e-commerce big, Alibaba.

Nevertheless, in a swift response, the fee in a press release by Director, Voter Training and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze Uzzi, mentioned ‘the clone and sale of the playing cards have been anticipated and measures have been taken to protect and additional safe electoral supplies.”

Osaze-Uzzi added that “A number of security measures and secret supply codes are contained within the Good Card Readers, which allow them to learn solely PVCs duly issued by the Fee.

The commercial reveals pictures of clean playing cards, which haven’t been personalised and which don’t comprise any particulars.”

The Assertion additional mentioned, “This however, the Fee needs to state that it takes these reviews severely and can have interaction the federal government and safety companies in addition to the promoters of the platform with a view to get to the foundation of it and take all needed motion to take down the commercial forthwith.

“Along with the present options, the Fee is already working to additional safe the PVCs and the Good Card Readers and can proceed to guard them from unauthorized and malicious entry.

“It is for that reason that, starting from subsequent week, we’re commencing the systematic {hardware} and software program improve of all of the Good Card Readers nationwide.

“It’s worthy of word that this enhancement had already been efficiently carried out in Ekiti and Osun, preparatory to the upcoming Governorship elections in each States.