March 25, 2019

INEC extends voter registration to Weekends, Public Holidays in Anambra (Independent)

INEC extends voter registration to Weekends, Public Holidays in Anambra (Independent)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it had extended the on-going continuous voters’ registration exercise to weekends and public holidays in Anambra.

Mr Leo Kedife, Head of INEC office in Anambra, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka that the extension was to enable more eligible voters to register.

“INEC has from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17, 2018 extended the registration exercise to Saturday and Sunday and public holidays, if any, and the time will now be from 9.a.m to 5. p.m daily,’’ he said.

The INEC official said the commission would end the continuous voters’ registration exercise on Aug. 17, noting that “after Aug. 17, those whose PVC are ready would continue to collect their cards till Feb. 8, 2019.’’

Kedife said that there were about 120, 000 uncollected PVC in Anambra, adding that the commission would only release figure of the newly registered persons after necessary checks. Read more

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