BREAKING: Extend CVR Registration by 60 Days, Reps Tells INEC

BREAKING: Extend CVR Registration by 60 Days, Reps Tells INEC

  • Ahead of the 2023 presidential polls, the House of Assembly have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend its continuous voter registration
  • The green chamber of the National Assembly earlier on Wednesday, June 15 at plenary reached a resolution for an extension
  • As part of the resolution the Nigeria's electoral body have been urged to extend the CVR deadline by 60 days

FCT, Abuja - The House of Representatives has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the deadline for continuous voter registration by 60 days, Premium Times reports.

As gathered by, the green chamber of the national assembly on Wednesday, June 15 at plenary made the resolution after a motion was moved by Hon. Ben Kalu (APC, Abia).

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The House of Representative has told the house committee on electoral affairs to deliberate with INEC. Photo: Femi Gbajabiamila
Source: Twitter

House committee told to deliberate with INEC

It was further gathered that the resolution reached stipulates that INEC should extend the deadline from the current June 30 by another extra two months.

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Consequently, the House directed the House Committee on Electoral Matters to liaise with INEC on the extension.

In the past couple of weeks, there has been a surge in the number of persons registering for PVC.

With the last-minute rush, there have been reported cases overwhelming INEC staff.

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In another development, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it will be conducting the Saturday governorship election in Ekiti state with a by-election suspended last year.

INEC national commissioner supervising Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo, Adeniran Rahman, revealed that 76% of the registered voters have collected their voters' cards in the state.

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Adeniran while speaking to stakeholders in Ado Ekiti, expressed the readiness of the commission to conduct a free and fair governorship election.

Ekiti 2022: Full list of candidates participating in governorship election

Meanwhile, about eight aspirants have been revealed to be jostling for the seat of the Ekiti state ahead of its governorship elections.

The various candidates are also crisscrossing the state, stating their plans and urging the electorate to trust them with their mandates.

Political analysts believe that the election is going to throw up some interesting situations, considering the pedigrees and popularity of the candidates.


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