The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday succumbed to public pressure by agreeing to extend by 60days the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise. The extension pushes further the original end of the month deadline fixed by INEC.
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The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, Aishatu Jibril Dukku disclosed the extension while briefing the Nigerian lawmakers on the efforts made by the committee in implementing the resolve reached last week by the House.
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- Nigerians called for the extension of the deadline for the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise after INEC extended the deadline for political parties to conduct primaries and submit the names of their candidates.
- The House of Representatives intervened last Wednesday by urging INEC to extend the deadline on voters’ registration by 60 days. The motion by Ben Kalu (APC, Abia) stated that many Nigerians were yet to complete the process either due to the lack of sufficient registration materials or the social awareness for the need of a permanent voter’s card (PVC).
The Federal High Court in Abuja presided by Honorable Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon on Monday ruled for the continuation of voters’ registration exercise by INEC after SERAP and 185 Nigerians filed a lawsuit against the commission.