The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has given an replace why it won’t be attainable to increase the Steady Voters Registration (CVR) once more.
That is as folks have known as on the electoral physique to increase the deadline for the CVR after it ended on Sunday.
Nevertheless, talking on the event, the INEC Nationwide Commissioner for Info and Voters Training, Mr Festus Okoye, mentioned granting the extension would frustrate different scheduled actions in the direction of the conduct of the 2023 common elections.
Okoye, who spoke on Come up TV programme on Monday in Abuja, mentioned it was not attainable to increase CVR.
In accordance with him: “If each particular person, who’s legally certified to register, registers, and we projected that we should always give sufficient time to folks. That was why we spaced out the voter registration course of over the interval of 13 months to allow all registrants, eligible to return to our native authorities and state places of work and register.
“Sadly, the deluge, the surge began build up when it was simply two weeks to the shut of the registration train. Primarily based on the surge and the deluge, we prolonged the voters registration train by one other month. Not solely that, we additionally deployed further employees to all of the registration areas, we deployed further INEC machines to all of the registration areas.
“We increased the period for registration from 9 in the morning to 5pm and also included Saturdays and Sundays. But unfortunately, we have to bring this process to an end because we cannot go on ad infinitum, and our electoral process is constitutionally and legally circumscribed and if we continue with the CVR exercise, ad infinitum, it will do damage to our timelines and schedules of activities for the 2023 general elections.”