INEC to suspend voter registration 60 days before 2019 general elections


Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) would be temporarily suspended 60 days to the commencement of the 2019 general elections.

The commission in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Solomon Soyebi, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, said the exercise would be suspended to due to a change in electoral law.

Soyebi disclosed that so far over four million Nigerians had been registered across the country, in the exercise that began on April 27, 2017.

“The nationwide CVR is to afford all eligible Nigerians, 18 years and above, who did not register in the previous exercise, an opportunity to do so.

“So far over four million have registered across the country.

“The commission wishes to assure all eligible Nigerians…

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