The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a statement concerning the online sale of the Nigerian Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
On Sunday, an alarmed was raised by concerned Nigerians who found PVCs branded with the Nigerian colours and logo listed on Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba.
INEC then swooped in to salvage the situation, releasing a statement to that effect, and allayed mounting fears as it said the clone and sale of the cards were anticipated and measures have been taken to tackle it.
The commission added that in addition to these measures, they are also working to further secure the election materials, and from next week, there will be a systemic hardware and software upgrade of all the Smart Card Readers nationwide.
The commission will also engage the government and security agencies to find how the cloning and sale came about, they added.