INEC Suspends Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) Online Pre-Registration And Physical Biometric Capturing Exercises in Lagos

Ahmed Muazu, acting INEC Chairman

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced through its spokesman, Femi Akinbiyi, in a statement on Monday evening, the suspension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) online pre-registration and physical biometric capturing exercises in Lagos. He also said that the suspension allowed for displaying voters’ register of applicants already captured.

Mr Akinbiyi said the commission would, as from Tuesday, suspend the online pre-registration of voters, which started on June 28 and in-person biometric registration that commenced on July 26 nationwide.

According to him, the commission will embark on a display of voter register for claims and objections.

“The exercise, based on the approved time lines and schedule, will start on September 24 and end on September 30 2021. The temporary CVR stoppage is to give room for all registrants to check for appropriateness or otherwise of their information supplied during the registration,” the INEC spokesman said. “The seven-day long activities are also to raise objections (if any) about names that are not supposed to be on the register, like names of dead persons, foreigners and Nigerians below the age of 18.”

According to him, the commission will also use the period for other necessary housekeeping (backend) activities in preparation for the next quarter.

Mr. Akinbiyi also said names of registrants would be displayed for the public at the local government INEC offices in all the 20 local government areas of the State and urged all residents to avail themselves of the golden opportunity to help capture the correct information about all registrants in the state on INEC’s database.

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