Tuesday, July 5, 2022

INEC Extends Voters’ Registration By 60 Days

The Continuous Voters’ Registration (CVR) exercise has been extended by 60 days, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has agreed.

After calls by Nigerians to extend the CVR exercise, INEC moved the dateline from June 30, 2022, to two months more.

The house of representatives had asked INEC to extend the deadline by 60 days.

The resolution was passed following the adoption of a motion by Benjamin Kalu, a lawmaker from Abia state.

Giving an update during plenary on Wednesday, Dukku said Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of INEC, would soon release a statement about the extension.

“He (INEC chairman) has already agreed to extend but for the court injunction he is to appear on the 29th of June,” she said.

“That notwithstanding, he said it has been guaranteed that it has to be extended, and not just extending but also it would additionally be done during weekends. He has agreed to that and that he is going to make a statement very soon to that effect.

“That extension also involves additional machines, additional ad-hoc staff and of course he’s going to collaborate with the security agencies to make sure that that is also done.

“So all the prayers of the motion were approved and all members of the committee were there including the mover of the motion.”

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