Continuous Voter Registration ends December 2018—INEC



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INEC to droop voter registration 60 days to basic elections

By Yemi Adeleye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the continuing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will finish in December 2018 opposite to speculations that the train will finish on Jan. 31, 2018.

Mr Femi Akinbiyi, the fee’s Head of Publicity in Lagos State, mentioned in a press release on Friday “it has come to the discover of the Commission in Lagos State the rumours going spherical that the CVR would finish on Jan. 31, 2018.

“We, due to this fact, want to inform the folks that the Continuous Voter Registration remains to be on.

“In line with the provision of section 9 (5) of the Electoral Act (as amended), Continuous Voter Registration will be temporarily suspended 60 days to the commencement of the General Elections scheduled for February, 2019”.

According to him, all eligible voters within the state, who has not registered earlier than are inspired to register in any respect INEC workplaces within the 20 native authorities areas within the state.

Akinbiyi mentioned that involved residents might additionally go to different formally designated areas throughout the state between 9 a.m. and three p.m. from Monday to Friday each week, excluding public holidays, for registration.

“In response to the residents’ plea to have centres nearer to their area, the fee within the state has rotation plan for some registration centres throughout the registration areas (ward) in every of the native authorities areas.

“Also, the names of those that registered within the first and second quarters have been uploaded within the fee’s web site.’’

Meanwhile, Akinbiyi informed News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on phone that the hearsay had made eligible individuals to besiege registration centres every day, to register. 

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