Voter Registration To Commence April 2017 – INEC

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

By Ogbolu George

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has not changed its proposed April date for the commencement of its Continuous Voter Registration.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that arrangements were on to ensure the exercise took off as scheduled.

He said that the exercise would be held throughout the 774 Local Government Areas of the country.

”No date has been fixed yet because we are going to consult again with the Resident Electoral Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries to sort out two things.

”The venues and the numbers of machines we are going to use.

”We said April and I assure you that it will be done in April at local government level, but no specific date, this will be announced.

”And once we start, it is continuous; it would not end at our local governments.

”It will continue beyond the general election,” the INEC boss said.

Yakubu urged Nigerians who are 18 years and above to take advantage of the opportunity and not disenfranchise themselves.

He also called on registered voters, who were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), to visit the commission’s offices where they registered to obtain them.

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