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INEC To Suspend Voter Registration 60 Days To 2019 Elections | The Precision

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the
ongoing nationwide Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) would be
temporarily suspended 60 days to the commencement of the 2019 general
elections.

The commission in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Solomon
Soyebi, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter
Education Committee, said the exercise would be suspended to due to a
change in electoral law.
Soyebi disclosed that so far over four million Nigerians had been
registered across the country, in the exercise that began on April 27,
2017.
“The nationwide CVR is to afford all eligible Nigerians, 18 years and
above, who did not register in the previous exercise, an opportunity to
do so.
“So far over four million 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 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.”
Soyebi said that full information about the exercise could be obtained at INEC state offices.(NAN)

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