THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said voters registration exercise is expected to end 60 days to the elections.
The electoral body in the statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC) Prince Solomon Soyebi said the Commission encourages all eligible Nigerians to register at INEC offices in all local government headquarters and other officially designated areas across the country between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
It said the new development was provided for by Section 9 (5) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
“However, as provided for in Section 9 (5) of the Electoral Act (as amended), the CVR will be temporarily suspended 60 days to the commencement of the next General Elections scheduled for February 2019. The exercise will resume after the conclusion of the elections.”
The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise which started across the country on 27th April 2017 was intended to afford all eligible Nigerians, 18 years and above who did not register in previous exercises the opportunity to do so at their convenience.
The commission said so far, over four million Nigerians have registered across the country, and the exercise is designed to continue indefinitely as envisaged by the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).