Thursday, 27 April 2017

INEC Begins Voter Registration Nationwide

   Voter Registration across the country begins today, 27th April 2017. According to the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, "the exercise would be held throughout the 774 Local Government Areas of the country. He therefore advised Nigerians who are 18 years and above to take advantage of the opportunity and not disenfranchise themselves. He also urged registered voters who were yet to collect the Permanent Voter's Cards (PVCs) to visit the commission's office where they registered to collect them.

          INEC Secretary in Niger State, Aliyu Bungudu said that the voter registration would be conducted in public places for ease of access. He also solicited the support of politicians, traditional and religious leaders in mobilizing the populace to participate in the exercise.

          The exercise would take place on weekdays (Monday - Friday) from 9am to 3pm excluding public holidays. INEC also stated that it was a criminal offence to register more than once.

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