From Emmanuel Iyoho,
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has captured a leper colony in Niger State in its ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.
INEC, in a tweet on Saturday, explained that the move was in line with its commitment to promoting inclusion in the nation’s electoral process.
According to the tweet, the officials were deployed in the community by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Niger, Professor Samuel Egwu, to conduct the exercise ahead of the general elections in 2023.
“As part of the commission’s effort to promote inclusion in the electoral process, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),Niger State deployed registration officers to Chanchaga Leprosy Colony to conduct Voter Registration ahead of the 2023 General Elections.”#NigeriaDecides2023 pic.twitter.com/kk9MYsG5Zu— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) July 23, 2022.
The Tweet also featured photos of some registration officers while capturing some electorate at a leper colony in Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State.
This, INEC says is in line with its resolve to ensure a hitch-free process and large turnout of voters in the forthcoming elections, INEC began the online pre-registration and physical registration for the CVR in June and July 2021 respectively.
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