Voters Registration Can’t be Extended – INEC

Osaretin Balogban

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, made it clear on Friday that there would not be any further extension for the Continuous Voters Registration, CVR.

The commission suspended the Continuous Voters Registration on Sunday, 31st of July, and Nigerians have demanded that the deadline should be extended but the commission is still adamant about the suspension.

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Mike Igini, Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) said the registrations needed to be suspended for the commission to begin other processes such as identification of multiple registrants.

He said, “Now that we have officially suspended the CVR process, we have to consolidate; aggregate the data and thereafter run the biometric accreditation system to weed out all multiple registrants.

“Thereafter, Section 19 [Electoral Act 2022] says we must do a one-week display of the voter register for the commission to accept claims; objections as it relates to either omitted names or names of individuals that ought not to be on that register as identified by people in the area.”

Source: Daily Post

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