CVR: No More Extension of Voters Registration~ INEC [Video]

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said it will no longer extend the ongoing voters registration as it meets deadline on Sunday 31st July 2023.
INEC National Commission on Information Festus Okoye made the disclosure in Anambra state over the week.
He said in every program there is a closing date to enable administration of data collated. He noted that any attempt to extend the exercise again will do harm to the 2023 general election time table and the commission cannot afford to take such risk.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday also said the Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) for  persons captured in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) would be ready in October and November 2022.

Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, Information and Publicity, disclosed this while monitoring the concluding segment of the ongoing CVR in Awka, Anambra on Saturday.

Okoye, who doubles as the National Commissioner supervising Abia, Anambra and Benue, reaffirmed that the exercise would end on Sunday 31st July, 2022 and there would be no more extension.

According to him, INEC has to bring the exercise to a close, to enable the commission to cross check data collated.

“This will enable our system operators to eliminate double and multiple registrations before we produce the PVCs for distribution.

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“The law equally requires that we should display the register in the 774 Local Government Areas and 8, 809 registration areas for claims and objections.

“And we have to print the PVCs, truck them to all the local government areas across the country for collection,” he said.

Okoye who stated that it would be useless for people to register and failed to receive their PVC, added that without the card, nobody would vote.

He said those who registered between January and June, that there PVC cards would be ready in October, while those who registered from July 1 to July 31 would collect in November.


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