The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Lagos State, has announced the temporary suspension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) online pre-registration and physical biometric capturing exercises.
INEC’s spokesman, Femi Akinbiyi, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday evening, in Lagos, added that the suspension was to allow for the display of voters’ register of applicants already captured.
Akinbiyi said that the commission would, as from Tuesday, Sept.21, suspend the online pre-registration of voters which started on June 28 and in-person biometric registration that commenced on July 26 nationwide.
According to him, the commission will embark on display of voter register for claims and objections.
“The exercise, based on the approved time lines and schedule, will start on Sept. 24 and end on Sept. 30 2021.
“The Commission will also use the period for other necessary housekeeping (backend) activities in preparation for the next quarter,” Akinbiyi said.