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INEC reveals why they can’t extend voters registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared on Friday that it is nearly impossible to extend the CVR, which was suspended on Sunday.

INEC reveals why they can’t extend voters registration

INEC reveals why they can’t extend voters registration

Recall that several concerned Nigerians had demanded that the be extended to enable eligible would-be voters to register to participate in the coming elections.

But the Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, who spoke on a Channels program on Friday, said the commission needed to suspend the exercise to enable it to begin other processes to out all multiple registrants.

He said, “Now that we have officially suspended the CVR process, we have to consolidate; aggregate the data and thereafter run the biometric accreditation system to out all multiple registrants.


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“Thereafter, Section 19 [Electoral Act 2022] says we must do a one-week display of the voter register for the commission to accept claims; objections as it relates to either omitted names or names of individuals that ought not to be on that register as identified by people in the area.”

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