By John Ikani
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has temporarily suspended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) which resumed three months ago.
INEC Spokesperson, Festus Okoye, in a statement on Monday, explained that the exercise was suspended “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 election.”
The register will be displayed at INEC’s local government offices nationwide for public scrutiny, allowing citizens to make claims and objections.
While noting that the suspension is in compliance with the Electoral Act 2010, Okoye added that the CVR will recommence on October 4.
A total of 1,081,947 have completed registration for their permanent voter card (PVC) since the commission begin the exercise in June 28.
As of Monday, a total of 3,165,189 have pre-registered online since June, with 1,457,766 of them submitting applications for voter transfer, replacement of PVCs and update of their voter information records.