INEC will extend voter registration deadline – Yakubu | Dailytrust

INEC will extend voter registration deadline – Yakubu

INEC Chairman, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
INEC Chairman, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would extend the June 30 deadline for the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise.

The INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said this yesterday at the Youth Vote Count concert at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja. 

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He was, however, silent on the duration of the extension.

The event was organised by INEC in partnership with the European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) and YIAGA Africa, aimed at mobilising youths across the state for the ongoing nationwide registration exercise. 

He said that contrary to reports, the distribution of permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) for the ongoing exercise would begin in October 2022.

“The youth want to know when the registration will end. I want to assure you on behalf of the commission that the registration won’t end on June 30, for as long as we have you people trying to register, we will continue to register you.

Asked how long the extension would be, Yakubu said the commission was yet to decide on the timeframe, but would soon communicate the duration to Nigerians. 

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