Independent National Electoral Commission Continuous Voter Registration begins nationwide – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi said Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) across the country will commence on April 27.2017.

This was may know in Abuja on Wednesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the exercise.

Osaze-Uzzi reiterated that the exercise would take place at INEC Local Government offices on working days of the weeks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., pending when the review of the exercise.

“For now it will be at INEC local government offices. People can walk into our LG offices at their convenience, but as time goes on, we may decentralise the exercise,’’ he said.

The director advised those who are yet to register for their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to use the opportunity to do so.

necessary logistics had been deployed for the commencement of the exercise as scheduled.

“The required personnel and materials for the exercise have been deployed. We have also trained our personnel who are going to be at our various LGA offices.
“We have tested and deployed our Direct Data Capturing Machine (DDCM) for the exercise to take off nationwide.

“Our National Commissioners have gone out to the respective zones to monitor and flag off the registration, while the chairman will be flagging off the exercise in Abuja,’’ he said.
Osaze-Uzzi reiterated that the exercise would take place at INEC Local Government offices on working days of the weeks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., pending when the review of the exercise.

“For now it will be at INEC local government offices. People can walk into our LG offices at their convenience, but as time goes on, we may decentralise the exercise,’’ he said.

The director advised those who are yet to register for their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to use the opportunity to do so.
“We have listened to complaints by some people on their inability to register during the previous exercise. This time, we have worked toward addressing them.

“For those who have not collected their PVC, they should know that without PVCs they cannot vote,’’ he warned.

Osaze-Uzzi said it was when people have their PVCs to vote, they could influence politics and development positively.

“If you refuse to vote, then you also lose the moral right to complain about poor infrastructure, power or any other issue because you did not vote,’’ he said.

The director advised people not to wait for the last minute before they go for registration saying that by law, the registration must end at a particular time before election.

Osaze-Uzzi said for those who have lost or damaged their PVC, or wanted to transfer their PVCs should go to the registration centres and inform the officers in charge about what they wanted to do.

He, however, said it was also a criminal offence to register more than once.
“If you have registered before in Sokoto and you go to Rivers state for another registration. It is not allowed.

“If you want to relocate from one place to another, just go and do the transfer,’’ the director said.

Osaze-Uzzi advised those who had registered before but could not obtain their PVCs to go and lodge their complaint before going for new registration.

“If your name is in the voter register, you don’t need to do another registration, it is only when your name is not on the register, you will be re-registered”.

Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party has enjoined Nigerians to come out and register in the forthcoming Continuous Voters Registration.

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee Said it would afford them opportunity to throw out the ruling All Progressives Congress from power in 2019.

It also urged the management of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to maintain neutrality during the exercise, which opens nationwide on Thursday.

The spokesperson for the caretaker committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who stated these in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said Nigerians were already tired of the APC failed leadership style.

According to him, “We want to inform Nigerians that this is an opportunity for those who are suffering and undergoing the suffocating hardship, poverty, hunger, comatose economy, insecurity, crass ineptitude, gagging of the press and opposition leaders and members, and more atrocities; to get registered in order to vote out this none performing APC-led Administration at all levels.

We enjoin INEC to remain neutral, independent and unbiased and allow all potential voters in the 774 local government areas in the Country irrespective of their political leaning, gender, tribe or religion to participate in the forthcoming Continous Voters Registration Exercise.

“We insist that INEC must avoid a repeat of the 2014 episode where majority of Nigerians were disenfranchised.

“The Commission should allow the distribution of Permanent Voters Card evenly to all zones of the Federation.”

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