From Emmanuel Iyoho
Over 10 million new voters have registered in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise across Nigeria, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.
This is sequel to the update for Week 11 in the fourth quarter as released by the commission on Monday.
A breakdown of the figure showed that while fresh registrants hit 10,487,972, completed registration was pegged at 8,631,696.
Online registration as of 7 am, Monday, June 27, 2022 was pegged at 3,250,449, and physical registration at 5,381,247.
The update further noted that the fresh registrants were made up of 4,292,690 males; females: 4,339,006; Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs): 67,171 and youths: 6,081,456.
The released noted, “CVR Update: Quarter 4, WK 11 as at 7am, Monday June 27 2022. Fresh Registrants: 10,487,972 and Completed Registration: 8,631,696. Also, Type: Online – 3,250,449, Physical – 5,381,247, Male: 4,292,690, Female: 4,339,006, PWDs: 67,171 and Youths: 6,081,456.”
Meanwhile, INEC) has assured the newly registered voters that their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) would be ready for collection from October.
INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, gave the assurance at the weekend while addressing a crowd of youths at a mega concert tagged ‘Youth Vote Count’ at the Old Parade Ground in Abuja.
Amid the calls for the extension of the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) initially scheduled to end on June 30, the INEC boss declared that the commission would not halt the exercise anytime soon.
He added that INEC would continue to register thousands of voters, especially as the initial deadline draws closer.