Reps Seeks Extension Of INEC Registration
The House of Representatives has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the deadline for continuous voter registration by an extra 60 days from June 30, 2022.Information Guide Nigeria
INDEPENDENT reports that The House of Representatives also called on the Commission to deploy additional Staff and voter registration machines across the country to enable Nigerians to register.
This is following the consideration and adoption of a motion moved by Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu (APC, Abia), who stated that the ongoing continuous voters’ registration exercise by INEC is scheduled to end on 30 June 2022, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to INDEPENDENT, he said, “In April 2022, INEC declared that about 42% of the voter registrations recorded since the commencement of Continuous Voters Registration on 28 June, 2021 were invalid with about 20 million unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
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“Cognizant of the large numbers of unregistered eligible voters willing to be registered as evidenced by crowd seen at various registration centres resulting in congestion.Jamb Result
“Concerned by reports of shortages of voter registration machines, inadequate manpower, and personnel at registration centres which may lead to frustrations among prospective registrants and in some cases, unrest at some registration centres.
“Also aware of calls from concerned Citizens and Civil Societies urging INEC to extend the voters’ registration deadline to accommodate eligible voters desiring to register for their Permanent Voters Cards
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