Seven million voter registrations uncompleted – INEC
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on September 20, 2022
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that seven million forty-three thousand five hundred ninety-four Nigerians that applied for voter registration did not complete the process before the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
The Commission revealed that a total of ten million ,four hundred and eighty seven thousand ,Nine hundred and seventy two eligible voters commenced the online pre-registration process but only three million four hundred and fourty four thousand ,three hundred and seventy eight persons completed the exercise physically in line with its policy.
According to a statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, a breakdown of the exercise, showed that four million ,one hundred and sixty one thousand ,seven hundred and seventy five citizens attempted but either did not complete online pre-registration or abandoned it and went for the physical registration instead.
The electoral umpire was reacting to allegations that seven million Nigerians, who applied for online pre-registration as voters during the last nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) were denied the opportunity to complete their registrations.
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