2023 election: INEC to kickstart continuous voters registration June 28
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the continuous Voters Registration exercise will resume on June 28 across the country. This was disclosed by the chairman of the electoral umpire, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday at a press briefing held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Prof Yakubu said: “In consideration of these challenges and the measures we have taken to overcome them, the Commission is now in a position to announce Monday 28th June 2021 as the date for the recommencement of the CVR exercise nationwide”
“The CVR could not recommence in 2020 due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with the general advise by health officials regarding events involving large groups of people, we considered it inauspicious to restart the CVR at the height of the pandemic. In the light of the pandemic, the commission promised the nation that it would recommend the CVR in the first quarter of 2021.
“The first quarter of 2021 ended yesterday (Wednesday) and obviously the commission was unable to restart the CVR exercise. In consideration of these challenges and the measures we have taken to overcome them, the commission is now in a position to announce Monday June 28 2022 as the date for the recommencement of the CVR exercise nationwide.