CVR: Nigerians want further extension

Mahmud Yakubu, INEC Chairman

AS THE Continuous Voters Registration, CVR ended July 31, 2022, may people that could not registered are calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to extend the registration for another one month.

The call is even more strident in Ekiti and Osun states where governorship election held June 18 and July 16 respectively.

Many reasons were tabled for the request for extension.

The Labour Party Chairman in Ekiti State, Odunayo Okunade reportedly said the emergence of Peter Obi as the Presidential Candidate of the party has energised hitherto apathetic people to want to vote.

In Osun State where the National Chairman of INEC had promised on the eve of the Governorship Election that the Continuous Voters Registration would continue after the election and end July 31, 2022 with other states, there were no compliance by the commission staff as reported by The Telescope Nigeria.

The portals for new registration and transfer were not opened.

People spoken to by The Telescope Nigeria are pleading that INEC should reopen the portal.

Yemisi Adelakun said, “My issue is that I just relocated to Osun State. Does that mean I would not be able to vote for my candidate? INEC should find a way to do this. What about my child that will be 18 in October? That means she will also not be able to vote and she has been looking forward to it.

“I can assure you that if she did not vote, she may lose interest in future elections. They are an impatient generation. INEC should do something about it”.

Sunday Aku said, my card is damaged and I have moved to another area, and I need to transfer my card to my new station. The election is in February 2023, this thing can be opened till December 2022. One month should be enough to arrange whatever they need to arrange. The cards should be printed within five days of registration because of the security issue which is not allowing it to be printed immediately”.

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