The ongoing continuous voter registration would not end on June 30 as earlier announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The commission’s chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, while speaking on Saturday at the Youth Vote Count Mega Concert 2.0 organized by the commission in partnership with Yiaga Africa, with funding by the European Union, said the exercise will not end as long as Nigerians are still trying to register for their Permanent voters’ card.
Is there a new end date?
Not at the moment. Mahmood, who encouraged eligible Nigerians to enroll for their PVC, said the commission is deploying more machines to ensure that as many Nigerians as possible are reached. “We will not stop the registration until we are satisfied that those who wish to register are given the opportunity to do so”, he said.
On the integrity of the 2023 elections, he assured Nigerians that the commission is committed to conducting a credible exercise. He explained that with the INEC Result Viewing Portal, which was used in the recent gubernatorial election in Ekiti state, chances of malpractices would be limited. “The Ekiti governorship election was good. Osun is going to be better and 2023 general elections will be the best”, he said.