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While reacting to the backlash against the extension of the date for Voter registrations, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has finally ruled out any possibilities of extending the Continuous Voter’s Registration (CVR) expected to end today.

Barr. Festus Okoye who is the INEC National Commissioner, Voter Education and Publicity,  made this known in a chat with journalists in Awka, Anambra State capital, on Saturday.

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According to him, the exercise, scheduled to end today, July 31, 2022, would not be extended. He said the electoral body had in many ways intervened to ensure all intending voters are captured.

He had also stated that the commission had in the last few weeks, extended registration centers to both churches and other places to mitigate the surging crowd.

He said, “Few weeks we isolated places to carry out intervention; we took machines to markets, churches, NUJ, NYSC orientation camp and other places due to large concentration.

“This helped to mitigate the surging crowd. For complaints over performance of our staff, we developed a compliant desk for people to voice out their complaints”.

In another report, in place of the July 31, 2022 deadline which had been anounced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the conclusion of the Continuous Voter Registration in the Country, a youth group who have been identified as the Khamis Darazo Movement have openly called for an extension of the session while reiterating that it is mobilizing 200,000 residents in Bauchi and Gombe State to register for their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Leader of the Khamis Darazo Movement, Khamis Musa who had spoken to journalists shortly after a rally in Bauchi State, said hundreds of youths in the two states have not registered for their PVC because of the hectic nature of the registration and other challenges they are facing.

 

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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