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CVR: new online registrations reach 1 million – INEC

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CVR: new online registrations reach 1 million – INEC

By Emmanuel Oloniruha

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) reports that 1,006,661 new eligible voters in Nigeria have completed their online pre-registration for nationwide continuous voter registration (CVR) in the past four weeks.

State distribution of the new online listing released by INEC in Abuja on Monday showed that Osun still maintained the highest number of new listings with 259,450, followed by Edo with 98,286.

The state with the third highest number of new registrants was Anambra with 65,014, followed by Bayelsa with 63,250 and Lagos State with 61,991.

The state with the fewest fresh registrants was Yobe with 1,893, followed by Sokoto State with 2,453, Jigawa 2,593 and Zamfara with 2,769.

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the weekly update provided by INEC for the fourth week also reveals that the commission received 1,135,395 nominations.

The figure for the total of requests received includes requests for the transfer of electors, requests for the replacement of permanent voter cards (PVC) and for updating the voter information file, etc.

The distribution of the 1,135,395 total requests by age group showed that 740,063 of them were young people aged 18 to 34.

The average age 35-49 applications were 278,042; people aged 50 to 69 were 102,578; while those aged 70 and over were 14,712

The breakdown by profession indicated that the craftsman made up 75,877 of the total requests; agriculture / fishing – 81,096; officials -25,298; business -230,551; housewives -25,816; students 355,227; officials 44,093; traders 97,624; others / not specified 199 813.

Moreover, the breakdown by sex also showed that women made up 492,449 of the requests received while men made up 642,946.

It also showed that 12,274 of the applicants indicated that they were people living with a disability.

Mr. Festus Okoye, national commissioner of INEC and chairman of the Voter Information and Education Committee, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said details of the distributions had been uploaded to the Voter Information and Education website. commission and on social media platforms.

Okoye, providing an update on online pre-registration which began nationwide on June 28, revealed that the commission also began physical registration at its 811 regional and local offices across the state on Monday. at national scale.

He said: “As of 7 am today, Monday July 26, the number of new registrants has risen to 1,006,661.

“The detailed breakdown of registrants by age, state / FCT, gender, occupation and disability for the fourth week of the fiscal year has been uploaded to the commission’s website and social media platforms.

“However, the age distribution still shows that 740,063 (or 73.5%) are young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 34.

“As previously announced by the commission, physical or in-person registration begins today, Monday, July 26, at our 811 regional and local government offices nationwide.

“The exact locations of the designated centers have already been uploaded to our website and social media platforms.

“For further details, citizens are encouraged to contact our state offices via the dedicated phone numbers provided in the downloaded publication.

“Nigerians who have pre-registered online can now register in these centers based on scheduled appointments.

“In addition, other Nigerians who prefer to register physically / in person can now do so at these centers.

“Online pre-registration and physical / in-person registration will continue simultaneously until the CVR exercise is suspended on June 30, 2022 to allow the commission to clean up the data and compile the voter register for them. general election of 2023. “

Okoye called on all citizens who wished to register to approach one of INEC’s regional or local offices nationwide to do so, as the commission entered the next phase of the exercise. CVR.

He said the right to vote begins with voter registration.

He added: “Once again, we wish to remind citizens that current registration does not include those already registered as voters.

“The current exercise is only open to Nigerians aged 18 and over who have never registered before.

“It is an offense under the electoral law for any citizen to register more than once.

““ Eligible registrants are encouraged to visit: https://cvr.inec.gov.ng or https://cvr.inecnigeria.org for online pre-registration. “(NAA)

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