80 Million Persons Already Registered For 2019 Election -INEC

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Actress Mercy Johnson & Husband Prince Odi Okojie registering for PVC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday revealed that it had received additional 11 million voters registration as at August 5 which is to be added to the existing 70 million registrants, making over 80 million Nigerians registered for 2019 general elections.

Meanwhile INEC has set August 17 to discontinue the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise until after the 2019 election period.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, explained that INEC’s decision to suspend the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration was not prompted by pressure from any quarter.

He made this clarification in Abuja during a meeting with a delegation of #OurMumuDonDo” Movement.

Yakubu told the group, which led a protest demanding for extension of the exercise to his office, that INEC was not under pressure from either political parties or the government, as being speculated.

He said that the move was mainly to ensure that the commission meets up with production and distribution of Permanent Voter Cards to the registered voters before the 2019 general elections.


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