Earlier today, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), during a briefing in Abuja, disclosed that it will begin a nationwide Continuous Voter Registration on the 28th of June, across the 774 Local Government Areas in the nation. This is in readiness for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
INEC’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who gave the brief also stated that;
“The CVR could not recommence in 2020 due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with the general advise by health officials regarding events involving large groups of people, we considered it inauspicious to restart the CVR at the height of the pandemic. In the light of the pandemic, the commission promised the nation that it would recommend the CVR in the first quarter of 2021.
The first quarter of 2021 ended yesterday (Wednesday) and obviously the commission was unable to restart the CVR exercise. In consideration of these challenges and the measures we have taken to overcome them, the commission is now in a position to announce Monday June 28 2022 as the date for the recommencement of the CVR exercise nationwide.”