Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) taking place in ten states.
The exercise has been extended by two days.
According to a press statement by Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, the extension is in view of the huge turnout of prospective registrants and is intended to give a fair chance to all eligible persons.
“The exercise will run until Tuesday (3 June) in Taraba, Gombe, Zamfara, Kebbi, Benue, Kogi, Abia, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom and Bayelsa,” Idowu stated.
He said the commission called on eligible persons in the states involved in the exercise that were yet to register as voters to use the opportunity of this extension to do so.
“The Commission hereby reiterates, however, that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) is only for persons who turned 18 years after the last registration, persons who were 18 years at the time but did not present themselves for registration and persons whose data were not adequately captured previously and for whom PVCs were not produced in the last distribution exercise,” stated Idowu.
Idowu added that the exercise was exclusive.
Among those excluded are people wishing to transfer their registration data from where they previously registered.
“It will amount to double/multiple registration, which is an offence punishable under Nigerian law, for anyone who was duly registered previously to present himself/herself for registration during the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).”
- CAJ News