By Michael Oche
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday commenced the nationwide display of voter register to enable Nigerians to make claims and objections.
The action in line with Section 19 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), which mandates the Commission to publish the register of voters for a period of not less than 5 days and not more than 14 days for public scrutiny during which citizen may make claims and objections.
iVotesNG reports that the register of new voters will be displayed in the Local Government offices of the Commission nationwide from 24th – 30th September 2021.
The aim is to enable citizens assist the Commission by identifying ineligible registrants on the list ahead of the cleaning up of the register before adding the fresh registrants to the current register and the printing of their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for future elections.
“For clarity, ineligible registrants include foreigners and Nigerians below the age of 18. Nigerians should also assist the Commission to identify multiple registrants and deceased persons so that they can be removed from the register,” Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information & Voter Education Committee said in a statement on Monday.
Meanwhile, INEC it will resume the Second Quarter of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on 4th October 2021 and ends on 20th December 2021.