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2023: INEC Extends Voter Registration Exercise

By Abdulrasheed Yusuf

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may deploy additional machines and ad hoc staff following a request by the House of Representatives to extend the deadline for voters registration according to Daily Post.

Rep Aisha Duku, Chairman, House Committee on INEC, said this while addressing the House on the outcome of its meeting with INEC during plenary on Wednesday in Abuja.

The House of Reps had on June 15 directed that the committee should meet with the electoral umpire following a motion by Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia).

The House urged INEC to extend the voter registration by 60 days.

Recall that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) was earlier scheduled to end on June 30.

Duku in her submission, said the electoral umpire agreed on all its resolutions, including the extension of voters registration.

She added that INEC told the committee that the registration days would now include weekends with additional hands to ensure a smooth exercise.

According to her, all the prayers contained in the motions were approved.



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