INEC Rules Out Possibility Of Extension of Registration, Give Reasons

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No more voters registration extension,

The ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) campaign, which was set to finish on Saturday, was not going to be extended, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) process, which is set to finish on July 31, 2022, was ruled out of the running by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday.

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Barr. , the National Commissioner for INEC in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, revealed this to journalists in Awka, Anambra State.

He stated that the CVR would be terminated to allow the commission to continue carrying out its other constitutional obligations.

Okoye stated that the commission would examine the voter registers after the exercise was complete to remove any instances of potential duplicate registration, print permanent voter cards (PVC), and display the voter registers throughout the voting units, among other things.

According to him, individuals who registered to vote or transferred their registrations between January and June 2022 will receive their PVC in October, while those who enlisted in July will get theirs by November 2022.

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He further revealed that as of July 25, 2022, 276,767 registrants in Anambra State had finished the registration procedure.

Okoye applauded Anambra State stakeholders for helping the commission during the exercise.

“We sent 110 INEC development gadgets to Anambra in total. 10 was broken. Our in-house engineers fixed 6 of them, then re-deployed them to the fields.

As you are aware, the exercise had to be slowed down for security reasons in several areas of the South East. And we put in place counter measures to strengthen it,” he said.

We trained some of our personnel in Anambra State to help with the exercise. We isolated individuals for transfer, replacement, and other actions by training certain of our staff.

Our personnel has received training to assist in providing the various services. We gleaned a detailed process for doing voter transfers.

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“We segregated areas to carry out intervention for a few weeks; due to high concentration, we brought equipment to markets, churches, NUJ, NYSC orientation camp, and other locations. This reduced the impact of the growing crowd.

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We established a complaint center for customers to express their grievances regarding the performance of our workers. We received and handled more than 50 complaints. We conducted intervention in 82 places, he said.

In response to inquiries about INEC’s degree of preparation for the general elections in 2023, Okoye stated that the organization was adamant about holding credible, fair, and free elections.

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