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INEC Extends Voter Registration by Two Months

The Independent National Electoral Commission has extended the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise by 60 days.

This was confirmed by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, Aishatu Jibril Dukku while briefing fellow lawmakers on the committee’s efforts to ensure the implementation of a House resolution reached last week.

INEC initially put the deadline for voters’ registration at the end of June 2022.

“The Committee held a meeting with INEC yesterday (Tuesday) and they agreed to extend the CVR, all our resolutions were approved,” Dukku told members of the House at plenary on Wednesday.

The House of Representatives’ call for INEC to extend the registration came after SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians filed a lawsuit against INEC asking the court to “declare unconstitutional, illegal, and incompatible with international standards the failure of the electoral body to extend the deadline for voter registration to allow eligible Nigerians to exercise their rights.”

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