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INEC, asked to prolong CVR exercise

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The federal high court in Abuja had stopped INEC from proceeding to end Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) on the 30th of June.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said they will try everything humanly possible to comply with the ruling of the Federal High Court on the CVR

INEC commissioner on information and voter education stated that INEC is a constitutional body, “and we are under a constitutional obligation to give effect to judgments and orders of properly constituted courts of law, and we are going to give effect to the order made by the Federal High Court.”

He made it clear however, that the CVR exercise had been ongoing for a year and would love to be discontinued for now for various reasons.

He also stated that the court has asked INEC to come back to explain its position.

“We are going to go back to the court on that 29th day of June to explain our position and then allow the rest of the issues to be determined by the court.

“The continuous voter registration has been ongoing for one year. We started the online registration on the 28th day of June 2021 and then started the physical registration in July 2021 so the online has been going on for one year,” he said.

He also added that there were days when INEC officials would register only one person and these have financial implications.

“for each day, our registration officers spend registering voters, it also has financial implications. This is not a fresh registration, it is only meant for persons who have not registered before and those who have attained the age of 18.”

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“These are the ones that are supposed to engage in this continuous voter registration excercise. Persons who seek to do transfer, whose PVCs have damaged are not obligated to register again,” Okoye added.

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