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INEC Registered 14.5m Voters In Last CVR, Says Yakubu

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu yesterday said in Abuja that 14.5 million voters were registered in the last Continuous Voter Registration exercise (CVR).

Yakubu, who made the disclosure at a security summit, organised by the Nigeria police, said he was glad to report that all PVCs for fresh registrants have been printed and delivered to the states and FCT, Abuja.He said this followed the mobilisation of eligible citizens by stakeholders in the electoral process to register as fresh voters.

The commission appealed to traditional rulers, religious leaders, socio-cultural associations, civil society organisations and the media to similarly mobilise the new registrants to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).He said INEC plans to devolve the collection to at least, the ward level, while promising to keep citizens informed about the process.

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