A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.
The CSOs made the call in a statement yesterday by Kenneth Eze, Executive Director, Speak Out Africa Initiative.
INEC had said the continuous voter registration exercise would end June 30, 2022, and online pre-registration May 30, 2022.
But the coalition said the extension of the deadline would enable more eligible voters be accommodated democratically.
Eze said instead of INEC’s one-week extension of political party primaries, “the more widely acceptable option would have been an extension for the continuous voter registration cum online pre-registration deadline to give room for more Nigerians to exercise their franchise.