Voter Registration To End 60 Days Before General Elections, Says INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it would end the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise across the country 60 days ahead of the general elections slated for February 2019.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Solomon Soyebi.
“So far, over four million Nigerians have registered across the country. The Commission wishes to assure all eligible Nigerians that the CVR exercise is designed to continue indefinitely as envisaged by the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
“However, as provided for in Section 9 (5) of the Electoral Act (as amended), the CVR will be temporarily suspended 60 days to the commencement of the next General Elections scheduled for February 2019. The exercise will resume after the conclusion of the elections.
“The Commission hereby encourages all eligible Nigerians to register at our offices in all local government headquarters and other officially designated areas across the country between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays,” the statement read.