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Edo, Ondo Voters Register:INEC Asks Public To Identify Ineligible Persons 

Edo, Ondo Voters Register:INEC Asks Public To Identify Ineligible Persons

Princess-Ekwi Ajide

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has asked the public to identify any ineligible persons on the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, in Edo and Ondo States, draw the Commission’s attention to it and file an objection to the appearance of the name on the register by completing Forms EC2 and EC3 available from their officials in all the centres.

A statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, said, as provided by Section 19 of the Electoral Act 2022, it will display the register for claims and objections by citizens for a period of seven days, from Wednesday 12th June 2024.

According to the statement, the display will take place in all the 395 Wards across the two States and the register will also be available on the Commission’s website: https://cvr.inecnigeria.org/register.

The statement further emphasised that the Forms can also be downloaded from its website https://inecnigeria.org/?page_id=13655 – and handed over to our officials as provided in Section 9(4) of the Electoral Act 2022.

It enjoined, fresh registrants and applicants for transfer, correction of personal details and replacement of lost or damaged PVCs to also draw the Commission’s attention to errors or wrong entries for further action as at the end of the period for claims and objections, the Commission will further clean up the register using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) before the list of new voters is added to the existing register for the two States.

The statement gave statistics from the CVR as at Sunday 9th June 2024 when the registration was suspended, to indicate a total of 269,992 new voters in the two States.

Of this figure, 129,246 (47.87%) are male while 140,756 (52.13%) are female adding that the majority of the registered voters (182,541 or 67.61%) are youths (18-34 years).

It noted that in terms of occupation, 95,463 or 35.36%) are students while 1,588 (0.59%) are Persons with Disability (PWDs) whereas 24,454 requests for replacement of PVCs, 74,493 applications for voter transfer and 8,314 for information update were received.

The Commission emphasised that these are preliminary figures and that the final figures will be published on State by State basis after the period for claims/objections and ABIS.

The Commission appealed to the public to seize the opportunity of the display of the register to help it clean up the register as provided by law adding that the date for the commencement of collection of new PVCs will be announced thereafter.


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