INEC Extends Voter Registration Exercise In Lagos,Kano,Others

The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC has extended the Continuous Voter Registration ,CVR exercise  Kano, Edo, Plateau, Ogun, Imo and Lagos states. These are the states under the third phase of  the exercise.Adamawa will however  not benefit from this extension, a  statement  from the Commission said.

Kayode Idowu, chief press secretary to INEC chair,Professor Attahiru Jega said on Sunday, “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has granted a two-day extension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in all states under the third phase of the exercise except Adamawa.

“In effect, the CVR that commenced on Wednesday, November 12th and was scheduled to end on Monday, November 17th, 2014, will now last until Wednesday, November 19th, 2014. The states affected are Kano, Edo, Plateau, Ogun, Imo and Lagos.

Justifying the extension, the statement said ,“The Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, approved the extension to make up for initial challenges in the exercise and to enable as many eligible persons as possible to get registered.

“The Commission strongly admonishes against persons using the CVR to engage in multiple registration, which is a criminal offence and culprits liable to prosecution,”Idowu said.