The electoral body is yet to decide on the duration of the extension.
Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has confirmed that it will extend the June 30, 2022 deadline for the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise. Despite confirming the extension, INEC did not disclose the new duration for the deadline.
This information was made public by the chairman of INEC Professor Mahmood Yakubu during the Youths Vote Count Concert held at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja on Saturday, June 25, 2022. INEC in partnership with the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN), and YIAGA Africa, organized the Youths Vote Count Concert with the major aim of mobilizing youths for the voter registration exercise.
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“The youths want to know when the registration will end. I want to assure you, on behalf of the commission that the registration won’t end on June 30. For as long as we have you people trying to register, we will continue to register you. In the last five days, we have registered over 14, 000 Nigerians in this place alone. We have about 50 voter registration machines.”
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
Commenting on the duration of the extension, Prof. Yakubu noted that the electoral body is yet to decide on that but assured Nigerians that they would get adequate information regarding the extension in the course of time.
“Also, by next Monday, we will deploy more machines to register Nigerians. We won’t stop registration until we are satisfied that those who wish to register are allowed to do so. When will your PVCs be ready for collection? PVCs will be ready for collection latest by October this year, long before the election. I want to thank you for making the PVC the most popular Identification Card,”the electoral commission boss added.
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