2023: INEC extends voter registration by two months
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2023: INEC extends voter registration by two months

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Voter registration has been extended by INEC by two months.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to prolong the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) process by 60 days, according to Stechitegist Media.

The initial registration date set by INEC was the end of June 2022.

Aishatu Jibril Dukku, the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, revealed this while outlining the committee’s initiatives to see that a House resolution adopted last week is carried out.

Dukku informed the House during Wednesday’s session that “the Committee held a meeting with INEC yesterday (Tuesday) and they agreed to prolong the CVR.”

On Monday, the Federal High Court in Abuja blocked INEC’s plan to conclude voter registration on June 30, 2022.

Following the hearing of a motion ex parte by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of Court 10 issued an order of temporary injunction (SERAP).

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The court was asked to “declare unconstitutional, illegal, and incompatible with international standards the failure of the electoral body to extend the deadline for voter registration to allow eligible Nigerians to exercise their rights,” according to the lawsuit filed by SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians against INEC.

In order to allow more Nigerians to register to vote, the House of Representatives petitioned INEC last Wednesday to extend the deadline for continuous voter registration by an additional 60 days starting on June 30, 2022.

In order to accomplish the goal, the House also demanded that the Commission send out more personnel and voting machines around the nation.

The present CVR by INEC is slated to terminate on June 30 before the 2023 general elections, as highlighted in a motion by Benjamin Kalu, chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity. It might interest you to read Nigerian biker Kunle Adeyanju plans second trip to Israel after London to Lagos ride

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2023: INEC extends voter registration by two months

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