Written by on July 1, 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), says the Continuous Voter Registration, (CVR), which was to end on Thursday, June 30, will continue indefinitely.

In a statement released by the commission on Thursday, and signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, INEC directed all the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioners and local government Electoral Officers, to continue with the exercise, pending further directives from the Commission.

Okoye said the Commission has deployed additional machines to areas of pressure and will continue to serve the people of Nigeria.

The statement noted that the case at the Federal High Court, relating to the terminal date of the CVR, came up on Wednesday 29th June, and based on the request of the commission, the court granted an accelerated hearing, and adjourned the matter to Monday 4th July for hearing of the substantive matter, and promised that the commission will give an update after the court hearing next week.

On the issuance of Certified True Copy (CTC) of Documents, the commission revealed that 186 requests for CTCs, some running into hundreds of pages, have been processed, and promised that the commission will attend to all the requests made.

It assured political parties, aspirants, candidates, and all applicants for CTCs of documents, that their applications will be treated expeditiously, and will be issued in earnest.”

Okoye also said by the timetable and schedule of activities released by the commission, political parties that conducted valid governorship and state assembly primaries shall upload the list and personal particulars of their nominated candidates, between the 1st and 15th July 2022.

Editor: Ifeanyi Mark

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