The Electoral Office is refuting claims made concerning the registration of Nigerian students resident in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
In a news release issued yesterday, The Electoral Office said it is aware of the fact that five medical students, who were born in Nigeria and who have been residents of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for periods ranging from one to three years, were registered in the East Kingstown constituency on Monday, 16th November, 2015, and not sixteen students as reported in some media.
The electoral office added that prior to Monday, 16th November, 2015, there are six Nigerian medical students who are registered as voters in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The six students are registered: Marriaqua 1, East Kingstown 1, West St. George 2 and East St. George 2.
The Electoral office said the Representation of the People Act 1982 Cap. 9 Sec. 5. (1) Provides for Commonwealth citizens who are resident in the State for a period of at least twelve (12) months and reside in a particular constituency for six (6) months are eligible to be registered as voters.