Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners last Thursday 6th of September, assured Nigerians that the elections would meet the requirements of the Law.
He talked about the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise and the consequential steps needed to prepare for the 2019 general elections.
“I wish to assure Nigerians that our elections will continue to meet the requirements of our laws, processes and procedures as well as international best practice.”
“As you are aware, the Commission concluded the current phase of the nationwide CVR exercise last week.”
“On this note, let me also appeal to Nigerians to seize the opportunity of the ongoing nationwide display, of the particulars of new voters for claims and objections as required by law.”
“By doing so, citizens will be helping the Commission to further clean up the register and purge it of all ineligible registrants as required by Sec. 12 of the Electoral Act.”
“Already, the Commission has printed the PVCs for those registered in 2017 and delivered them to States for collection.”
“I can also confirm that the PVCs for 2.7 million voters registered in the first quarter of 2018 have been printed and will be delivered to the States next week.”
“We wish to reassure Nigerians that every registered voter will have his/her PVC available for collection before the general election.”
“The collection of PVCs will continue until one week to the 2019 general elections.”
“We shall ensure that the process of collection is simplified with minimum inconvenience to citizens.”
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