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INEC Extends Deadline For Collection Of CVR In Edo, Ondo Governorship Poll



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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has shifted deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Edo and Ondo.

News About Nigeria reports that the extension for the Continuous Voter Registration in these states will last for another four days.

In a statement, Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner & Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee said the Commission took the decision after its meeting on Tuesday.

He said the CVR, which was scheduled to end Wednesday, June 5, has been extended to Sunday, June 9, 2024.

The electoral umpire also extended the duration of the exercise from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily.

It added that the number of centres for the registration has also been increased to enable eligible voters to register for the election, stressing that 36 local government offices in the two states have been included.

“More machines will also be deployed to areas identified to have peculiar needs such as difficult terrain or communal issues,” the statement added.

The Commission said detailed information on the names and location addresses of the LGA offices have also been uploaded on its website and social media platforms for the guidance of registrants in the two states.

The statement further reads in part, “Meanwhile, the exercise is progressing well in the two states. As of yesterday, Monday 3rd June 2024, eight days after the commencement of the CVR, a cumulative total of 120,458 new voters have registered. Of this figure, 55,861 (46.4%) are male while 64,597 (53.6%) are female.

“Majority of the registered voters (82,003 or 68.8%) are youths (18 -34 years). In terms of occupation, 43,419 or 36.8%) are students while 812 (0.67%) are Persons with Disability (PWDs). The public should please note that these are preliminary figures.

“The final figures will be published on a state-by-state basis and for all categories of registrants at the end of the exercise and after data clean-up using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

“The Commission once again appeals to eligible voters to seize the opportunity of the extension to register, transfer or correct personal information on their PVCs as provided by law. No further extension will be granted by the Commission.”