2019: 74m Nigerian now registered – INEC



    Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, INEC Chairman
    INEC registers 125,198 new voters in Enugu-Official

    By Emmanuel Oloniruha

    The Chairman of  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says the fee has 74 million voters in its register by the second week of January.

    The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi , made the very fact recognized in a press release in Abuja on Friday.

    Osaze-Uzzi quoted Yakubu as making the very fact recognized  on the 15th version of the Daily Trust Dialogue, the place he was represented by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Mr Solomon Soyebi.

    The chairman mentioned the determine was anticipated to achieve  between 80 and 85 million by 2019 due to the on-going nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

    He assured Nigerians that solely their votes would decide the 2019 common elections and past.

    Yakubu famous that there had been loads of enchancment within the electoral course of for the reason that present fee got here on board.

    He mentioned the fee was not unmindful of the big accountability of conducting elections in a democracy.

    He mentioned INEC would proceed to have interaction all stakeholders to make sure an all-inclusive course of.

    The INEC chairman burdened the fee’s resolve to stick strictly to the timelines offered within the not too long ago launched Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2019 common elections.