INEC Extends Deadline For Continuous Voter Registration

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Updated August 14, 2018
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has extended the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration by two weeks.

This was announced on Tuesday in a statement by National Commissioner and Member, Voter Education and Publicity Committee, Mohammed Kudu Haruna.

According to him, INEC had initially fixed August 17 to end the CVR in order to have enough time to make all necessary preparations before 2019 but after several appeals by Nigerians, the extension was considered.

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He said as at August 11, the Commission had registered an additional 12, 139,061 new voters and the exercise will continue in all the designated registration centres until August 31.

Registration will take place every day between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm except on public holidays.

Meanwhile, the commission also announced that it had registered 23 new political parties bringing the total number of parties to 91.

Some of the parties include: The Advanced Alliance Party, Liberation Movement, Save Nigeria Congress, United Patriots, Youth Party, We The People Nigeria, among others. See Full List Here