2023: INEC Gives Fresh Update on Voters Registration in Lagos

2023: INEC Gives Fresh Update on Voters Registration in Lagos

  • The Independent National Electoral Commission has shared an important update on voters registration in Lagos state
  • According to the nation's electoral umpire, INEC, the state currently has about seven million registered voters
  • Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, the INEC's Resident Electoral Commissioner confirmed this development on Sunday and tasked political parties on credible agents

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos state, has said that statistics show the state currently has about seven million registered voters now, The Nation reports.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, July 24.

According to him, if the number of new registrants so far in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) is added to those in the register of voters before in the state, the number will be about seven million, The Guardian added.

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INEC, Lagos state, 2023 election
INEC reveals about seven million voters so far registered in Lagos state. Photo credit: INEC Nigeria
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Agbaje affirmed:

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“In Lagos state as at Monday (July 18), those who registered online are 640, 560 but many of them have not completed registration. Those who have completed the registration exercise are 451, 156.
“The total number of registered voters in Lagos state before the commencement of the ongoing CVR is 6,570,291, and if we add the new registrants, we have about seven million registered voters.”

He, however, said the ongoing CVR had not ended and the commission was still capturing more people before the deadline on July 31.

No extension of the CVR, says Agbaje

The INEC boss said there would not be any extension of the CVR because the commission had lots of work to do on the voters register before printing of the Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs).

He assured that, though the commission could not capture everybody, those who presented themselves for registration would not be denied.

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Agbaje added:

“Everyday, there is no one that will come here that will go out without being attended to unless we cannot finish before 7.00 p.m., because by that time, all over the country, the system will shut down to avoid misuse of the machines at night.
“Everybody cannot be captured but those who come to us will be registered.”

2023: Buhari drops evidence showing his commitment to credible election

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the off-season elections in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun states are testaments to his irreversible commitment to credible and free elections.

Buhari said he had always assured Nigerians and the international community that his desire and priority of his administration was to leave behind.

“An irreversible political process that continues to be both democratic and acceptable to the people.”

Singer Davido apologises to INEC over outburst as his uncle Ademola Adeleke receives certificate of return

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Popular Nigerian Afrobeat singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has hailed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for finally presenting the certificate of return to his uncle and Osun state governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke.

In a Tweet on Wednesday, July 20, the singer also apologised for earlier calling the agency out on Twitter over the delay in the certificate presentation.

The singer quoted the news of the presentation of the certificate of return to his uncle and wrote:

“You do well @inecnigeria, no vex for yesterday ❤️”

Source: Legit.ng

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