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INEC to Begin Physical Registration of CVR on July 19

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that physical registration in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will commence on July 19

He made this known at a news conference and launch of the online portal for the CVR exercise in Abuja on Thursday, stating that while the online registration would commence on June 28 nationwide, physical registration at its local government and states offices would commence on July 19.

The chairman said that the decision was made in consultation with stakeholders in view of security concerns in the country as he recalled that the commission have had several attacks on its offices across the country, where they were either burnt or vandalised.

Yakubu said that clearly, the aim of the attackers was to undermine the commission’s capacity to organise elections and other electoral activities, including the CVR.

“There will be commencement of registration only on June 28, through INEC registration portal https://cvr.inecnigeria.org or https://cvr.inec.gov.ng

“The schedule of appointments for online registrants and physical CVR, at INEC state and local government offices nationwide will commence on July 19.

“The date for the commencement of physical CVR at all the 2,673 registration centres nationwide will be determined based on evaluation of security situation.

“I want to appeal for the understanding and support of Nigerians, especially those who have been keenly awaiting the resumption of the CVR.

“This is a situation beyond the control of the commission, given our determination to ensure that electoral activities are conducted in a conducive atmosphere of freedom and safety,” Yakubu said.

 

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