The Independent National Electoral Commission has pushed back the end of the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) process, which was supposed to end at the end of June 2022. (INEC).
The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, Hon. Aishatu Jibril Dukku, said this when he talked about the committee’s plans to make sure that a House resolution passed last week is carried out.
“Yesterday (Tuesday), the Committee met with INEC, and they agreed to extend the CVR. All of our resolutions were passed,” she told the House in plenary on Wednesday.
Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives asked INEC to give Nigerians an extra 60 days to register to vote after June 30, 2022. This would allow more people to register.
To reach the goal, the House also asked the Commission to send more staff and voter registration machines to all parts of the country.
In a motion, the chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, said that INEC’s CVR, which is still going on, was set to end on June 30 before the general elections in 2023.