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  •  Inclusive Friends Association IFA an organisation promoting rights of Persons With Disabilities PWDs has urged political parties to make their campaign venues accessible to PWDs and provide sign language interpreters ahead of the campaigns Executive Director IFA and Grace Jerry made the call at a news conference to launch a programmes tagged VOTE ABILITY Campaign ahead of the 2023 General Increasing the Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Elections Jerry said the launch became necessary with only 150 days to the 2023 General Elections She said the Article 29 of the United Nations Convention of Rights of Person With Disabilities UNCRPD stipulated that the rights of PWDs should be guaranteed to participate in political and public life states parties the opportunity to enjoy them on an equal basis with others She said the UNCRPD also ensured that PWDs can effectively and fully participate in political and public life on an equal basis with others directly or through freely chosen representatives including the right to vote among others It is on the principle of this convention that IFA is launching this campaign to promote the rights increase electoral participation and well being of PWDs in all spheres of society with core emphasis around electoral issues The Inclusive Friends Association IFA across all its project on the VOTE ABILITY Campaign will advocate for PWDs inclusion by engaging all election stakeholders at various level to be accountable on their statutory responsibilities These stakeholders include but not limited are the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Security agencies Political Parties Media agencies citizens and with concentration on the community of Persons with Disabilities PWDs The VOTE BILITY Campaign will also serve as the key to holding government accountable to delivering on promises and constitutional responsibilities Jerry said it was obvious that there have been improvements in electoral process especially around the achievements of the Inclusive Friends Association IFA which included the introduction of the Braille Ballot Guide BBG She said this enabled blind voters to vote independently however in spite of the provision of PWDs voting assistive materials there was need to emphasise the need for continued engagement She said this was because there were still challenges that limited the participation of PWDs in the electoral process Jerry said among the challenges faced during the concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR were inaccessible location for party manifestoes high cost of nomination form in political party that excluded PWDs from participation She added that PWDs also faced low reportage from media agencies whose focus were the big names among political candidate She said the attitudes of INEC ad hoc staff towards PWDs on Election Day depicted inadequate training before deployment and the low level capturing of the PWD data in the Form EC40H Mr Jide Ojo Board Member IFA said the VOTE BILITY Campaign would engage the three phases of election the Pre during and post election day phases Ojo said the IFA recommended that INEC should consider five per cent recruitment of ad hoc staff according to Sections 28 1 and 29 of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act 2018 There should be priority collection of the Permanent Voters Card PVC during the distribution of PVCs During the training of ad hoc staff INEC should collaborate with Organisation of Persons with Disabilities especially on the PWD component Ojo said these would increase the targeted civic and voter education ahead of the general elections He called for the capturing of detailed disability type in a disaggregated format as it is currently on the form EC 40H PWD He said that there should be deployment of PWD election assistive aide and such polling units should be made public He said the VOTE BILITY Campaign would access the implementation of Section 54 sub section 1 and 2 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022 to ascertain compliance as provided in the Act These are braille large embossed print electronic devices sign language interpretation or off site voting in appropriate cases he said Ojo said that for the media the VOTE BILITY campaign would consistently engage and provide relevant information on PWDs at all times He added that IFA would engage security agencies in training their staff on the proper ways of engaging PWDs during election processes He said that the VOTE BILITY Campaign would engage with civil Society organisations and other stakeholders on voter and civic education so as to reduce voter apathy especially within the disability community NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group tasks parties on accessible venues, sign language for PWDs, ahead of campaigns
     Inclusive Friends Association IFA an organisation promoting rights of Persons With Disabilities PWDs has urged political parties to make their campaign venues accessible to PWDs and provide sign language interpreters ahead of the campaigns Executive Director IFA and Grace Jerry made the call at a news conference to launch a programmes tagged VOTE ABILITY Campaign ahead of the 2023 General Increasing the Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Elections Jerry said the launch became necessary with only 150 days to the 2023 General Elections She said the Article 29 of the United Nations Convention of Rights of Person With Disabilities UNCRPD stipulated that the rights of PWDs should be guaranteed to participate in political and public life states parties the opportunity to enjoy them on an equal basis with others She said the UNCRPD also ensured that PWDs can effectively and fully participate in political and public life on an equal basis with others directly or through freely chosen representatives including the right to vote among others It is on the principle of this convention that IFA is launching this campaign to promote the rights increase electoral participation and well being of PWDs in all spheres of society with core emphasis around electoral issues The Inclusive Friends Association IFA across all its project on the VOTE ABILITY Campaign will advocate for PWDs inclusion by engaging all election stakeholders at various level to be accountable on their statutory responsibilities These stakeholders include but not limited are the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Security agencies Political Parties Media agencies citizens and with concentration on the community of Persons with Disabilities PWDs The VOTE BILITY Campaign will also serve as the key to holding government accountable to delivering on promises and constitutional responsibilities Jerry said it was obvious that there have been improvements in electoral process especially around the achievements of the Inclusive Friends Association IFA which included the introduction of the Braille Ballot Guide BBG She said this enabled blind voters to vote independently however in spite of the provision of PWDs voting assistive materials there was need to emphasise the need for continued engagement She said this was because there were still challenges that limited the participation of PWDs in the electoral process Jerry said among the challenges faced during the concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR were inaccessible location for party manifestoes high cost of nomination form in political party that excluded PWDs from participation She added that PWDs also faced low reportage from media agencies whose focus were the big names among political candidate She said the attitudes of INEC ad hoc staff towards PWDs on Election Day depicted inadequate training before deployment and the low level capturing of the PWD data in the Form EC40H Mr Jide Ojo Board Member IFA said the VOTE BILITY Campaign would engage the three phases of election the Pre during and post election day phases Ojo said the IFA recommended that INEC should consider five per cent recruitment of ad hoc staff according to Sections 28 1 and 29 of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act 2018 There should be priority collection of the Permanent Voters Card PVC during the distribution of PVCs During the training of ad hoc staff INEC should collaborate with Organisation of Persons with Disabilities especially on the PWD component Ojo said these would increase the targeted civic and voter education ahead of the general elections He called for the capturing of detailed disability type in a disaggregated format as it is currently on the form EC 40H PWD He said that there should be deployment of PWD election assistive aide and such polling units should be made public He said the VOTE BILITY Campaign would access the implementation of Section 54 sub section 1 and 2 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022 to ascertain compliance as provided in the Act These are braille large embossed print electronic devices sign language interpretation or off site voting in appropriate cases he said Ojo said that for the media the VOTE BILITY campaign would consistently engage and provide relevant information on PWDs at all times He added that IFA would engage security agencies in training their staff on the proper ways of engaging PWDs during election processes He said that the VOTE BILITY Campaign would engage with civil Society organisations and other stakeholders on voter and civic education so as to reduce voter apathy especially within the disability community NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group tasks parties on accessible venues, sign language for PWDs, ahead of campaigns
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    Group tasks parties on accessible venues, sign language for PWDs, ahead of campaigns

    Inclusive Friends Association (IFA), an organisation promoting rights of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) has urged political parties to make their campaign venues accessible to PWDs and provide sign language interpreters, ahead of the campaigns.Executive Director, IFA, and Grace Jerry, made the call at a news conference to launch a programmes tagged “ VOTE-ABILITY Campaign’’ ahead of the 2023 General: “Increasing the Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Elections”.Jerry said the launch became necessary with only 150 days to the 2023 General Elections.She said the Article 29 of the United Nations Convention of Rights of Person With Disabilities (UNCRPD) stipulated that the rights of PWDs should be guaranteed to participate in political and public life ,states parties the opportunity to enjoy them on an equal basis with others.She said the UNCRPD also ensured that PWDs can effectively and fully participate in political and public life on an equal basis with others, directly or through freely chosen representatives, including the right to vote among others.“It is on the principle of this convention that IFA is launching this campaign to promote the rights, increase electoral participation and well-being of PWDs in all spheres of society with core emphasis around electoral issues.“The Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) across all its project on the VOTE-ABILITY Campaign will advocate for PWDs inclusion by engaging all election stakeholders at various level to be accountable on their statutory responsibilities.“ These stakeholders include but not limited are; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Security agencies, Political Parties, Media agencies, citizens and with concentration on the community of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).“The VOTE-BILITY Campaign will also serve as the key to holding government accountable to delivering on promises and constitutional responsibilities.’’ Jerry said it was obvious that there have been improvements in electoral process especially around the achievements of the Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) which included the introduction of the Braille Ballot Guide (BBG) .She said this enabled blind voters to vote independently, however, in spite of the provision of PWDs’ voting assistive materials, there was need to emphasise the need for continued engagement.She said this was because there were still challenges that limited the participation of PWDs in the electoral process.Jerry said among the challenges faced during the concluded Continuous Voter Registration (CVR),were inaccessible location for party manifestoes, high cost of nomination form in political party that excluded PWDs from participation.She added that PWDs also faced low reportage from media agencies whose focus were the big names among political candidate.She said the attitudes of INEC ad hoc staff towards PWDs on Election Day depicted inadequate training before deployment and the low level capturing of the PWD data in the Form EC40H.Mr. Jide Ojo , Board Member,IFA, said the VOTE-BILITY Campaign would engage the three phases of election ,the Pre, during and post-election day phases.Ojo said the IFA recommended that INEC should consider five per cent recruitment of ad hoc staff according to Sections 28 (1) and 29 of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act 2018. “There should be priority collection of the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) during the distribution of PVCs “During the training of ad-hoc staff, INEC should collaborate with Organisation of Persons with Disabilities especially on the PWD component.’’ Ojo said these would increase the targeted civic and voter education ahead of the general elections.He called for the capturing of detailed disability type in a disaggregated format as it is currently on the form EC 40H PWD.He said that there should be deployment of PWD election assistive aide and such polling units should be made public.He said the VOTE-BILITY Campaign would access the implementation of Section 54 sub section 1 and 2 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022 to ascertain compliance as provided in the Act. “These are braille, large embossed print, electronic devices, sign language interpretation, or off-site voting in appropriate cases,” he said.Ojo said that for the media, the VOTE-BILITY campaign would consistently engage and provide relevant information on PWDs at all times.He added that IFA would engage security agencies in training their staff on the proper ways of engaging PWDs during election processes.He said that the VOTE-BILITY Campaign would engage with civil Society organisations and other stakeholders on voter and civic education so as to reduce voter apathy especially within the disability community.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Imo Government and the PDP in the state have disagreed over the mastermind behind the alleged irregularities in the Continuous Voter Registration CVR list in the state The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Spokesman for the Conference of United Political Parties Ikenga Ugochinyere recently raised an alarm alleging that the CVR list for Omuma Ward which is Gov Hope Uzodimma s place contained fictitious and fraudulent names The party accused the State Government of complicity in the alleged fraud In a reaction at a newsbriefing on Saturday in Owerri the Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Declan Emelumba described the allegation as reckless irresponsible and seditious Emelumba said that the allegation could only have come from a jaundiced mischievous mindset He called for the immediate arrest of Ugochinyere who is the PDP s candidate for Ideato Federal Constituency in the 2023 elections On the claim that Omuma ward had fewer than 6 000 registered voters in 2014 I have it on good authority from verified INEC data that the ward had almost 10 000 voters as at 2014 and had 23 000 registered by 2019 This is obviously because many indigenes of the ward came home to register to be able to vote for their son who was contesting the governorship election It is therefore clear that Ugochinyere either hacked into INEC s server and doctored documents therefrom or forged the document he was brandishing Either way is criminal and it is important that he is immediately arrested for questioning the commissioner said Responding to Emelumba s reaction the state PDP Publicity Secretary Mr Collins Opuruozor said that the party would not tolerate any attack threat or harassment of its candidate by the State Government Not a single hair shall fall from Ugochinyere s head nor a scratch found on his body Opuruozor said He urged INEC to carefully look into the allegation saying that it was a treasonable offence capable of truncating the country s democracy if proven to be true He also challenged the security agencies to carry out painstaking investigations into the matter vis a vis the governor s alleged involvement in the saga We commend the shrewdness and dexterity brought to bear by our candidate in exposing the suspected monumental electoral malfeasance Opuruozor said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Imo Govt., PDP disagree over alleged CVR fraud
     Imo Government and the PDP in the state have disagreed over the mastermind behind the alleged irregularities in the Continuous Voter Registration CVR list in the state The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Spokesman for the Conference of United Political Parties Ikenga Ugochinyere recently raised an alarm alleging that the CVR list for Omuma Ward which is Gov Hope Uzodimma s place contained fictitious and fraudulent names The party accused the State Government of complicity in the alleged fraud In a reaction at a newsbriefing on Saturday in Owerri the Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Declan Emelumba described the allegation as reckless irresponsible and seditious Emelumba said that the allegation could only have come from a jaundiced mischievous mindset He called for the immediate arrest of Ugochinyere who is the PDP s candidate for Ideato Federal Constituency in the 2023 elections On the claim that Omuma ward had fewer than 6 000 registered voters in 2014 I have it on good authority from verified INEC data that the ward had almost 10 000 voters as at 2014 and had 23 000 registered by 2019 This is obviously because many indigenes of the ward came home to register to be able to vote for their son who was contesting the governorship election It is therefore clear that Ugochinyere either hacked into INEC s server and doctored documents therefrom or forged the document he was brandishing Either way is criminal and it is important that he is immediately arrested for questioning the commissioner said Responding to Emelumba s reaction the state PDP Publicity Secretary Mr Collins Opuruozor said that the party would not tolerate any attack threat or harassment of its candidate by the State Government Not a single hair shall fall from Ugochinyere s head nor a scratch found on his body Opuruozor said He urged INEC to carefully look into the allegation saying that it was a treasonable offence capable of truncating the country s democracy if proven to be true He also challenged the security agencies to carry out painstaking investigations into the matter vis a vis the governor s alleged involvement in the saga We commend the shrewdness and dexterity brought to bear by our candidate in exposing the suspected monumental electoral malfeasance Opuruozor said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Imo Govt., PDP disagree over alleged CVR fraud
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    Imo Govt., PDP disagree over alleged CVR fraud

    Imo Government and the PDP in the state have disagreed over the mastermind behind the alleged irregularities in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) list in the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Spokesman for the Conference of United Political Parties, Ikenga Ugochinyere, recently raised an alarm, alleging that the CVR list for Omuma Ward, which is Gov. Hope Uzodimma’s place, contained fictitious and fraudulent names.

    The party accused the State Government of complicity in the alleged fraud.

    In a reaction at a newsbriefing on Saturday in Owerri, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Declan Emelumba, described the allegation as reckless, irresponsible and seditious.

    Emelumba said that the allegation “could only have come from a jaundiced, mischievous mindset”.

    He called for the immediate arrest of Ugochinyere, who is the PDP’s candidate for Ideato Federal Constituency in the 2023 elections.

    “On the claim that Omuma ward had fewer than 6,000 registered voters in 2014, I have it on good authority from verified INEC data that the ward had almost 10,000 voters as at 2014 and had 23,000 registered by 2019. “This is obviously because many indigenes of the ward came home to register to be able to vote for their son, who was contesting the governorship election.

    “It is therefore clear that Ugochinyere either hacked into INEC’s server and doctored documents therefrom or forged the document he was brandishing.

    “Either way is criminal and it is important that he is immediately arrested for questioning,” the commissioner said.

    Responding to Emelumba’s reaction, the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr Collins Opuruozor, said that the party would not tolerate any attack, threat or harassment of its candidate by the State Government.

    “Not a single hair shall fall from Ugochinyere’s head, nor a scratch found on his body,” Opuruozor said.

    He urged INEC to carefully look into the allegation, saying that it was a treasonable offence, capable of truncating the country’s democracy, if proven to be true.

    He also challenged the security agencies to carry out painstaking investigations into the matter, vis-a-vis the governor’s alleged involvement in the saga.

    “We commend the shrewdness and dexterity brought to bear by our candidate in exposing the suspected monumental electoral malfeasance,” Opuruozor said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   No new registrant has been added to Voters Register INEC No new registrant has been added to Voters Register INEC Registration By Emmanuel Oloniruha Abuja Sept 15 2023 The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it has yet to add new registrants captured at the Continuous Voter Registration CVR to the Voters Register for 2023 General Election INEC said this in a statement by Festus Okoye its National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja on Thursday Okoye said that no new registrant would also be added to the register until the supplemental activities for their integration have been completed in line with the law The attention of the commission has been drawn to a report of a press conference addressed by the Coalition of United Political Parties CUPP on the Register of Voters for the 2023 general election The commission recognises and respects the right of citizens either as individuals and groups to demand explanation from public agencies including INEC and to hold them accountable However it is always important that caution is exercised so that such interventions do not unwittingly sow doubts in the public mind thereby diminishing public confidence and trust in the electoral process he said Okoye said that Nigerians would recall that on July 31 the commission suspended the CVR to commence supplemental activities that would culminate in the integration of new registrants into the final register of voters for the 2023 General Election It Is important to reiterate that no new registrant has yet been added to the Register of Voters for the 2023 General Election or will be included until these supplemental activities have been completed in line with the law For the avoidance of doubt we restate the main components of these activities First the Commission is conducting a comprehensive Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS cleanup of the registration data by scrutinising every record Based on the Electoral Act 2022 any record that does not meet all the criteria for inclusion as stipulated in Section 10 including the appearance in person by the registrant at the registration venue with proof of identity age and nationality and our business rules requirements of adequate number of fingerprints and clear pictures will be invalidated Further in line with Section 19 1 of the Electoral Act 2022 after the ABIS and clean up the Commission shall appoint a period of seven days during which the register will be published for scrutiny by the public for objections and complaints Finally it is only after the cleanup and claims and objections have been completed that the final register will be published he said Okoye said that INEC would continue to provide the public with updates on the progress made on the processes The ABIS for the period of registration between Jan 15 and July 31 is being concluded presently and the outcome in terms of multiple and ineligible records will be made public For instance in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo where the commission allegedly registered ineligible persons 3 316 ineligible registrants have so far been invalidated and the process is still ongoing he said Okoye appealed to Nigerians to await the commission s display of the register for claims and objections so they can raise any concerns that they might have on the registration He reiterated that ABIS was robust and would detect practically all ineligible records for removal Nigerians should be reassured of the commission s commitment to the credibility of the electoral process in Nigeria We appeal for your support while we painstakingly deal with the cleanup of the register and other processes that will guarantee that the general election in 2023 is free fair credible and inclusive he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No new registrant has been added to Voters’ Register – INEC
      No new registrant has been added to Voters Register INEC No new registrant has been added to Voters Register INEC Registration By Emmanuel Oloniruha Abuja Sept 15 2023 The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it has yet to add new registrants captured at the Continuous Voter Registration CVR to the Voters Register for 2023 General Election INEC said this in a statement by Festus Okoye its National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja on Thursday Okoye said that no new registrant would also be added to the register until the supplemental activities for their integration have been completed in line with the law The attention of the commission has been drawn to a report of a press conference addressed by the Coalition of United Political Parties CUPP on the Register of Voters for the 2023 general election The commission recognises and respects the right of citizens either as individuals and groups to demand explanation from public agencies including INEC and to hold them accountable However it is always important that caution is exercised so that such interventions do not unwittingly sow doubts in the public mind thereby diminishing public confidence and trust in the electoral process he said Okoye said that Nigerians would recall that on July 31 the commission suspended the CVR to commence supplemental activities that would culminate in the integration of new registrants into the final register of voters for the 2023 General Election It Is important to reiterate that no new registrant has yet been added to the Register of Voters for the 2023 General Election or will be included until these supplemental activities have been completed in line with the law For the avoidance of doubt we restate the main components of these activities First the Commission is conducting a comprehensive Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS cleanup of the registration data by scrutinising every record Based on the Electoral Act 2022 any record that does not meet all the criteria for inclusion as stipulated in Section 10 including the appearance in person by the registrant at the registration venue with proof of identity age and nationality and our business rules requirements of adequate number of fingerprints and clear pictures will be invalidated Further in line with Section 19 1 of the Electoral Act 2022 after the ABIS and clean up the Commission shall appoint a period of seven days during which the register will be published for scrutiny by the public for objections and complaints Finally it is only after the cleanup and claims and objections have been completed that the final register will be published he said Okoye said that INEC would continue to provide the public with updates on the progress made on the processes The ABIS for the period of registration between Jan 15 and July 31 is being concluded presently and the outcome in terms of multiple and ineligible records will be made public For instance in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo where the commission allegedly registered ineligible persons 3 316 ineligible registrants have so far been invalidated and the process is still ongoing he said Okoye appealed to Nigerians to await the commission s display of the register for claims and objections so they can raise any concerns that they might have on the registration He reiterated that ABIS was robust and would detect practically all ineligible records for removal Nigerians should be reassured of the commission s commitment to the credibility of the electoral process in Nigeria We appeal for your support while we painstakingly deal with the cleanup of the register and other processes that will guarantee that the general election in 2023 is free fair credible and inclusive he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    No new registrant has been added to Voters’ Register – INEC
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    No new registrant has been added to Voters’ Register – INEC

    No new registrant has been added to Voters’ Register – INEC No new registrant has been added to Voters’ Register – INEC Registration By Emmanuel Oloniruha Abuja, Sept. 15, 2023 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has yet to add new registrants, captured at the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR)to the Voters’ Register for 2023 General Election.

    INEC said this in a statement by Festus Okoye, its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja on Thursday.

    Okoye said that no new registrant would also be added to the register until the supplemental activities for their integration have been completed in line with the law.

    “The attention of the commission has been drawn to a report of a press conference addressed by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on the Register of Voters for the 2023 general election.

    “The commission recognises and respects the right of citizens, either as individuals and groups, to demand explanation from public agencies, including INEC, and to hold them accountable.

    “However, it is always important that caution is exercised so that such interventions do not unwittingly sow doubts in the public mind, thereby diminishing public confidence and trust in the electoral process,” he said.

    Okoye said that Nigerians would recall that on July 31, the commission suspended the CVR to commence supplemental activities that would culminate in the integration of new registrants into the final register of voters for the 2023 General Election.

    “It Is important to reiterate that no new registrant has yet been added to the Register of Voters for the 2023 General Election or will be included until these supplemental activities have been completed in line with the law.

    “For the avoidance of doubt, we restate the main components of these activities.

    “ First, the Commission is conducting a comprehensive Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) cleanup of the registration data by scrutinising every record.

    “Based on the Electoral Act 2022, any record that does not meet all the criteria for inclusion as stipulated in Section 10, including the appearance in person by the registrant at the registration venue with proof of identity, age and nationality and our business rules requirements of adequate number of fingerprints and clear pictures will be invalidated.

    “Further, in line with Section 19(1) of the Electoral Act 2022, after the ABIS and clean up, the Commission shall appoint a period of seven days during which the register will be published for scrutiny by the public for objections and complaints.

    “Finally, it is only after the cleanup and claims and objections have been completed that the final register will be published,” he said.

    Okoye said that INEC would continue to provide the public with updates on the progress made on the processes.

    “The ABIS for the period of registration between Jan. 15 and July 31 is being concluded presently, and the outcome in terms of multiple and ineligible records will be made public.

    “For instance, in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo, where the commission allegedly registered ineligible persons, 3,316 ineligible registrants have so far been invalidated and the process is still ongoing,” he said.

    Okoye appealed to Nigerians to await the commission’s display of the register for claims and objections, so they can raise any concerns that they might have on the registration.

    He reiterated that “ABIS was robust and would detect practically all ineligible records for removal.

    “Nigerians should be reassured of the commission’s commitment to the credibility of the electoral process in Nigeria.

    “We appeal for your support while we painstakingly deal with the cleanup of the register and other processes that will guarantee that the general election in 2023 is free, fair, credible and inclusive,” he said.


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  •  INEC has detected many double multiple and ineligible registration in the Continuous Voter Registration CVR held between Jan 1 and July 31 Mr Festus Okoye INEC s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee made the declaration in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja He stated that the irregularities were discovered during the cleaning up of the voters register using the Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS The ABIS for the period Jan 15 to July 31 2022 is almost completed Several double multiple and ineligible registrants have also been detected and invalidated These include entries that failed to meet the Commission s business rules The Commission takes this responsibility seriously because a credible register is at the heart of electoral integrity As soon as the process is concluded the Commission will provide the public with full information as usual Thereafter valid registrants will be added to the existing national register of voters before publishing same nationwide for scrutiny claims and objections as required by the Electoral Act 2022 Similarly Permanent Voters Cards for all valid registrants will be available for collection by the end of October and early November as promised he stated INEC had earlier declared that out of the 2 523 458 registration done between June 28 2021 and Jan 14 2022 records of 1 126 359 registrants were found to be invalid and they were consequently delisted NewsSourceCredit NAN
    INEC detects several double registrants in Continuous Voter Registration
     INEC has detected many double multiple and ineligible registration in the Continuous Voter Registration CVR held between Jan 1 and July 31 Mr Festus Okoye INEC s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee made the declaration in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja He stated that the irregularities were discovered during the cleaning up of the voters register using the Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS The ABIS for the period Jan 15 to July 31 2022 is almost completed Several double multiple and ineligible registrants have also been detected and invalidated These include entries that failed to meet the Commission s business rules The Commission takes this responsibility seriously because a credible register is at the heart of electoral integrity As soon as the process is concluded the Commission will provide the public with full information as usual Thereafter valid registrants will be added to the existing national register of voters before publishing same nationwide for scrutiny claims and objections as required by the Electoral Act 2022 Similarly Permanent Voters Cards for all valid registrants will be available for collection by the end of October and early November as promised he stated INEC had earlier declared that out of the 2 523 458 registration done between June 28 2021 and Jan 14 2022 records of 1 126 359 registrants were found to be invalid and they were consequently delisted NewsSourceCredit NAN
    INEC detects several double registrants in Continuous Voter Registration
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    INEC detects several double registrants in Continuous Voter Registration

    INEC has detected many double, multiple and ineligible registration in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) held between Jan. 1 and July 31. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, made the declaration in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.

    He stated that the irregularities were discovered during the cleaning up of the voters register using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

    “The ABIS for the period Jan. 15 to July 31, 2022 is almost completed.

    Several double, multiple and ineligible registrants have also been detected and invalidated.

    “These include entries that failed to meet the Commission’s business rules.

    The Commission takes this responsibility seriously because a credible register is at the heart of electoral integrity.

    “As soon as the process is concluded, the Commission will provide the public with full information as usual.

    “Thereafter, valid registrants will be added to the existing national register of voters before publishing same nationwide for scrutiny, claims and objections as required by the Electoral Act 2022. “Similarly, Permanent Voters’ Cards for all valid registrants will be available for collection by the end of October and early November as promised,’’ he stated.

    INEC had earlier declared that out of the 2,523,458 registration done between June 28, 2021 and Jan. 14, 2022, records of 1,126,359 registrants were found to be invalid and they were consequently delisted.


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  •  The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says about 21 352 of 34 242 newly printed Permanent Voter Cards PVCs for new registrants are still uncollected in Lagos State four months after release The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State Mr Olusegun Agbaje disclosed this at the State Level CSO Engagement Visit organised by the Nigerian Women Trust Fund NWTF powered by the EU Support Democratic Governance in Nigeria EU SDGN in collaboration with INEC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the engagement is Women s Political Participation and Inclusion and 2023 General Elections Speaking Agbaje who decried the huge number of old and new PVCs lying fallow at INEC offices in the 20 local government areas said the staggering amount of the PVCs belonged to women being important stakeholders in elections Permanent Voter Card PVC is the sole instrument required from the Voter to participate in an election it is an important eligibility instrument for voting without which no citizen would be allowed to partake in an election However the total number of uncollected old PVCs in the state is 928 362 as at 5th Sept 5 no doubt the uncollected PVCs for women may be in the neighborhood of 436 451 47 per cent Meanwhile the total number of uncollected New PVCs is 21 352 out of 34 242 received PVCs while the rest of the new PVCs for the 202122 registration exercise is being awaited The implication of this is that the commission is having a staggering number of PVCs that should be collected by the women and other eligible voters to enable them massively participate in the forthcoming 2033 general elections Agbaje said According to him it is imperative that women folk particularly the Nigerian Women Trust Fund under the Gender Election Watch GEW and other stakeholders rise up to the challenge to ensure the PVCs are collected without further delay Agbaje who expressed dissatisfaction over low number of women flag bearers in the forthcoming general elections said women needed support encouragement and needed to be bold to fight like men to take leadership and political positions We have fewer women than men going for elective positions in 2023 It is not too good we have to continue to improve through this kind of engagement so that in future elections we will have more women coming out for elective positions he added The INEC boss urged stakeholders to mobilise women for PVCs collection and encourage them to vote in the 2023 general elections saying that INEC had taken a number of measures aimed at ensuring the smooth conduct of the general elections Agbaje said that the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR captured 12 298 944 out of which a total of 6 224 866 were female while male registrants were 6 074 078 In her welcome remarks Mrs Mufuliat Fijabi the Chief of Executive Officer NWTF said the main objective of the engagement was to build synergy and cooperation between the group INEC and other critical stakeholders like CSOs religious and traditional leaders Fijabi said the engagement was to see how all stakeholders could work together to improve women political participation in the country There is need for more synergy in advocating for more women in leadership and political positions and the commitment to achieving this vision Fijabi said On the overview of the project Malliya Manu the NWTF Programme Manager said the EU was worried about the low participation of women in decision making processes in Nigeria saying the project wanted to ensure increase in women representation Manu said that critical stakeholders like wives of governors CSOs religious and traditional leaders INEC and others should step up games to bring in more women in politics According to her average women participation in politics is 25 per cent globally about 22 per cent in Africa and 4 8 per cent in Nigeria She said that Nigeria could not have a strong and balanced democracy because of marginalisation of women in politics saying the just concluded political parties primaries had shown a decrease in women as flag bearers Manu highlighted barriers against women to include lack of effective government will to implement international conventions money politics and system of god fatherism exclusion of women in parties leadership positions as well as patronage based political system Nigeria should be able to ensure 25 per cent of women representation in Africa By 2027 we want to see more women being elected as candidates of political parties she said Speaking Mrs Victoria Eta Messi the Deputy Director Gender Relations Gender and Inclusivity Department INEC said the commission plans to enlighten stakeholders on the INEC gender policy the objective of the policy and the implementation of the policy which is mandatory for the commission and other stakeholders in the electoral process Eta Messi said that not much was achieved during the party primaries by women as many could not clinch tickets to contest the 2023 elections So already it is not very promising outlook with regard to women candidates What we want to achieve now is to ensure and to see that many women turnout to vote Beyond 2023 we also hope that those lapses that were noticed for the 2023 general elections would have been bridged and all barriers would have been addressed and taken care of so that many more women will participate in the electoral space One of the stakeholders Mrs Hilda Nwanekwu Executive Director Initiatives for Sustaining Gender Empowerment stressed the need for more bonding among women to take over leadership and political positions Also Dr Angela Daniel Executive Director Women Entrepreneur Association of Nigeria as well as STAGE for Women Development Initiative decried that political parties had continued to refuse to admit women urging stakeholders to give opportunity to women NAN reports that the event had in attendance various women leaders advocating inclusion of women and People Living With Disabilities PLWDs in Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    21,352 of 34,242 new PVCs still uncollected in Lagos— INEC
     The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says about 21 352 of 34 242 newly printed Permanent Voter Cards PVCs for new registrants are still uncollected in Lagos State four months after release The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State Mr Olusegun Agbaje disclosed this at the State Level CSO Engagement Visit organised by the Nigerian Women Trust Fund NWTF powered by the EU Support Democratic Governance in Nigeria EU SDGN in collaboration with INEC The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the engagement is Women s Political Participation and Inclusion and 2023 General Elections Speaking Agbaje who decried the huge number of old and new PVCs lying fallow at INEC offices in the 20 local government areas said the staggering amount of the PVCs belonged to women being important stakeholders in elections Permanent Voter Card PVC is the sole instrument required from the Voter to participate in an election it is an important eligibility instrument for voting without which no citizen would be allowed to partake in an election However the total number of uncollected old PVCs in the state is 928 362 as at 5th Sept 5 no doubt the uncollected PVCs for women may be in the neighborhood of 436 451 47 per cent Meanwhile the total number of uncollected New PVCs is 21 352 out of 34 242 received PVCs while the rest of the new PVCs for the 202122 registration exercise is being awaited The implication of this is that the commission is having a staggering number of PVCs that should be collected by the women and other eligible voters to enable them massively participate in the forthcoming 2033 general elections Agbaje said According to him it is imperative that women folk particularly the Nigerian Women Trust Fund under the Gender Election Watch GEW and other stakeholders rise up to the challenge to ensure the PVCs are collected without further delay Agbaje who expressed dissatisfaction over low number of women flag bearers in the forthcoming general elections said women needed support encouragement and needed to be bold to fight like men to take leadership and political positions We have fewer women than men going for elective positions in 2023 It is not too good we have to continue to improve through this kind of engagement so that in future elections we will have more women coming out for elective positions he added The INEC boss urged stakeholders to mobilise women for PVCs collection and encourage them to vote in the 2023 general elections saying that INEC had taken a number of measures aimed at ensuring the smooth conduct of the general elections Agbaje said that the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR captured 12 298 944 out of which a total of 6 224 866 were female while male registrants were 6 074 078 In her welcome remarks Mrs Mufuliat Fijabi the Chief of Executive Officer NWTF said the main objective of the engagement was to build synergy and cooperation between the group INEC and other critical stakeholders like CSOs religious and traditional leaders Fijabi said the engagement was to see how all stakeholders could work together to improve women political participation in the country There is need for more synergy in advocating for more women in leadership and political positions and the commitment to achieving this vision Fijabi said On the overview of the project Malliya Manu the NWTF Programme Manager said the EU was worried about the low participation of women in decision making processes in Nigeria saying the project wanted to ensure increase in women representation Manu said that critical stakeholders like wives of governors CSOs religious and traditional leaders INEC and others should step up games to bring in more women in politics According to her average women participation in politics is 25 per cent globally about 22 per cent in Africa and 4 8 per cent in Nigeria She said that Nigeria could not have a strong and balanced democracy because of marginalisation of women in politics saying the just concluded political parties primaries had shown a decrease in women as flag bearers Manu highlighted barriers against women to include lack of effective government will to implement international conventions money politics and system of god fatherism exclusion of women in parties leadership positions as well as patronage based political system Nigeria should be able to ensure 25 per cent of women representation in Africa By 2027 we want to see more women being elected as candidates of political parties she said Speaking Mrs Victoria Eta Messi the Deputy Director Gender Relations Gender and Inclusivity Department INEC said the commission plans to enlighten stakeholders on the INEC gender policy the objective of the policy and the implementation of the policy which is mandatory for the commission and other stakeholders in the electoral process Eta Messi said that not much was achieved during the party primaries by women as many could not clinch tickets to contest the 2023 elections So already it is not very promising outlook with regard to women candidates What we want to achieve now is to ensure and to see that many women turnout to vote Beyond 2023 we also hope that those lapses that were noticed for the 2023 general elections would have been bridged and all barriers would have been addressed and taken care of so that many more women will participate in the electoral space One of the stakeholders Mrs Hilda Nwanekwu Executive Director Initiatives for Sustaining Gender Empowerment stressed the need for more bonding among women to take over leadership and political positions Also Dr Angela Daniel Executive Director Women Entrepreneur Association of Nigeria as well as STAGE for Women Development Initiative decried that political parties had continued to refuse to admit women urging stakeholders to give opportunity to women NAN reports that the event had in attendance various women leaders advocating inclusion of women and People Living With Disabilities PLWDs in Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    21,352 of 34,242 new PVCs still uncollected in Lagos— INEC
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    21,352 of 34,242 new PVCs still uncollected in Lagos— INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says about  21, 352 of 34,242 newly printed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for new registrants are still uncollected in Lagos State,  four months after release.

    The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, disclosed this at the State Level CSO Engagement Visit organised by the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) powered by the EU-Support Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) in collaboration with INEC.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the engagement is: “Women’s Political Participation and Inclusion and 2023 General Elections.

    Speaking, Agbaje, who decried the huge number of old and new PVCs lying fallow at INEC offices in the 20 local government areas, said the staggering amount of the PVCs belonged to women, being important stakeholders in elections.

    “Permanent Voter Card (PVC) is the sole instrument required from the Voter to participate in an election, it is an important eligibility instrument for voting without which no citizen would be allowed to partake in an election.

    “However, the total number of uncollected old PVCs in the state is 928,362 as at 5th Sept. 5, no doubt, the uncollected PVCs for women may be in the neighborhood of 436,451 (47 per cent).

    “Meanwhile, the total number of uncollected New PVCs is 21,352 out of 34,242 received PVCs, while the rest  of the new PVCs for the 202122 registration exercise is being awaited.

    “The implication of this is that the commission is having a staggering number of PVCs that should be collected by the women and other eligible voters to enable them massively participate in the forthcoming 2033 general elections,” Agbaje said.

    According to him, it is imperative that women folk, particularly the Nigerian Women Trust Fund under the Gender Election Watch (GEW) and other stakeholders rise up to the challenge to ensure the PVCs are collected without further delay.

    Agbaje, who expressed dissatisfaction over low number of women flag-bearers in the forthcoming general elections, said women needed support, encouragement and needed to be bold to fight like men to take leadership and political positions.

    “We have fewer women than men going for elective positions (in 2023).

    It is not too good, we have to continue to improve through this kind of engagement so that in future elections, we will have more women coming out for elective positions,” he added.

    The INEC boss urged stakeholders to mobilise women for PVCs’ collection and encourage them to vote in the  2023 general elections, saying that  INEC had taken a number of measures aimed at ensuring the smooth conduct of the general elections.

    Agbaje said that the just-concluded Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) captured 12,298,944 out of which a total of 6,224,866 were female while male registrants were 6,074,078. In her welcome remarks, Mrs Mufuliat Fijabi, the Chief of Executive Officer, NWTF, said the main objective of the engagement was to build synergy and cooperation between the group, INEC and other critical stakeholders like CSOs, religious and traditional leaders.

    Fijabi said  the engagement was to see how all stakeholders could work together to improve women political participation in the country.

    “There is need for more synergy in advocating for more women in leadership and political positions and the commitment to achieving this vision,” Fijabi said.

    On the overview of  the project, Malliya Manu, the NWTF Programme Manager, said the EU was worried about the low participation of women in decision making processes in Nigeria, saying the project wanted to ensure increase in women representation.

    Manu said that critical stakeholders like wives of governors, CSOs, religious and traditional leaders, INEC and others should step up games to bring in more women in politics.

    According to her, average women participation in politics is  25 per cent globally, about 22 per cent in Africa and 4.8 per cent in Nigeria.

    She said that Nigeria could not have a strong and balanced democracy because of marginalisation of women in politics, saying the just concluded political parties’ primaries had shown a decrease in women as flag-bearers.

    Manu highlighted barriers against women to include lack of effective government will to implement international conventions, money politics and system of god-fatherism, exclusion of women in parties’ leadership positions as well as patronage-based political system.

    “Nigeria should be able to ensure 25 per cent of women representation in Africa.

    By 2027, we want to see more women being elected as candidates of political parties,” she said.

    Speaking, Mrs Victoria Eta-Messi, the Deputy Director, Gender Relations, Gender and Inclusivity Department, INEC, said “the commission plans to enlighten stakeholders on the INEC gender policy, the objective of the policy and the implementation of the policy which is mandatory for the commission and other stakeholders in the electoral process.

    ” Eta-Messi said that not much was achieved during the party primaries by women as many could not clinch tickets to contest the 2023 elections.

    “So, already, it is not very promising outlook with regard to women candidates.

    What we want to achieve now is to ensure and to see that many women turnout to vote.

    “Beyond 2023, we also hope that those lapses that were noticed for the 2023 general elections would have been bridged and all barriers would have been addressed and taken care of so that many more women will participate in the  electoral space.

    ” One of the stakeholders, Mrs Hilda Nwanekwu, Executive Director, Initiatives for Sustaining Gender Empowerment, stressed the need for more bonding among women to take over leadership and political positions.

    Also, Dr Angela Daniel, Executive Director, Women Entrepreneur Association of Nigeria as well as STAGE for Women Development Initiative, decried that political parties had continued to refuse to admit women, urging stakeholders to give opportunity to women.

    NAN reports that the event had in attendance,  various women leaders advocating inclusion of women and People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) in Nigeria.


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  •  The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it is working towards publishing a comprehensive list of registered voters in Nigeria ahead of 2023 poll The INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu said this at the stakeholders validation meeting for the 2022 revised framework and regulations for voting by Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in Abuja on Tuesday Yakubu said that the list would integrate the fresh voters registered at the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR to the existing register of over 84 million voters He faulted claim by a section of the civil society groups that INEC was not willing to display the register At a media briefing yesterday the commission was accused of failure to display the voters register as provided by Section 19 1 of the Electoral Act 2022 This claim is incorrect What the commission displThird Quarter He said that a comprehensive schedule of the CVR and the display of the register was shared with stakeholders at the commission s quarterly meeting just before the inception of the exercise in June 2021 We wish to assure Nigerians that the commission will display the comprehensive register in all the 8 809 wards and 774 local government councils nationwide as envisaged in Section 19 1 of the Electoral Act 2022 This will integrate fresh voters registered under the last CVR to the existing register of over 84 million voters The date will be announced as soon the commission completes the ongoing Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS to weed out all as well as ineligible registrants We appeal to some of our friends in civil society organisations to be guided accordingly Yakubu said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    INEC to publish comprehensive list of registered voters soon: Yakubu
     The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it is working towards publishing a comprehensive list of registered voters in Nigeria ahead of 2023 poll The INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu said this at the stakeholders validation meeting for the 2022 revised framework and regulations for voting by Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in Abuja on Tuesday Yakubu said that the list would integrate the fresh voters registered at the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR to the existing register of over 84 million voters He faulted claim by a section of the civil society groups that INEC was not willing to display the register At a media briefing yesterday the commission was accused of failure to display the voters register as provided by Section 19 1 of the Electoral Act 2022 This claim is incorrect What the commission displThird Quarter He said that a comprehensive schedule of the CVR and the display of the register was shared with stakeholders at the commission s quarterly meeting just before the inception of the exercise in June 2021 We wish to assure Nigerians that the commission will display the comprehensive register in all the 8 809 wards and 774 local government councils nationwide as envisaged in Section 19 1 of the Electoral Act 2022 This will integrate fresh voters registered under the last CVR to the existing register of over 84 million voters The date will be announced as soon the commission completes the ongoing Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS to weed out all as well as ineligible registrants We appeal to some of our friends in civil society organisations to be guided accordingly Yakubu said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    INEC to publish comprehensive list of registered voters soon: Yakubu
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    INEC to publish comprehensive list of registered voters soon: Yakubu

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is working towards publishing a comprehensive list of registered voters in Nigeria,  ahead of 2023 poll.

    The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this at the stakeholders’ validation meeting for the 2022 revised framework and regulations for voting by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Yakubu said that the list would integrate the fresh voters registered at the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to the existing register of over 84 million voters.

    He faulted claim by a section of the civil society groups that INEC was not willing to display the register.

    “At a media briefing yesterday, the commission was accused of failure to display the voters’ register as provided by Section 19(1) of the Electoral Act 2022. This claim is incorrect.

    “What the commission displThird Quarter).

    He said that a comprehensive schedule of the CVR and the display of the register was shared with stakeholders at the commission’s quarterly meeting just before the inception of the exercise in June 2021. “We wish to assure Nigerians that the commission will display the comprehensive register in all the 8,809 wards and 774 local government councils nationwide as envisaged in Section 19(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022. “This will integrate fresh voters registered under the last CVR to the existing register of over 84 million voters.

    “The date will be announced as soon the commission completes the ongoing Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) to weed out all as well as ineligible registrants.

    “We appeal to some of our friends in civil society organisations to be guided accordingly,” Yakubu said.


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  •   2023 INEC begins preliminary display of voters register in Cross River The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has begun display of preliminary voters register in Cross River following the just suspended Continuous Voter Registration CVR The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new register was displayed at the commission s office in Calabar and its area offices across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state Mrs Tonia Nwobi INEC s spokesperson in the state said the display will end on Aug 22 The public is to scrutinise the register with a view to making claims on or raise objections against the inclusion of registrants she said The register showed names and particulars of candidates and ther political parties as part of preparation for the 2023 general elections For the 25 vacant seats in the Cross River State House of Assembly a total of 187 candidates from 12 political parties are contesting to fill the seats NAN reports that 11 political parties fielded 69 and 28 candidates for the eight House of Representatives seats and three senatorial seats respectively NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: INEC begins preliminary display of voters’ register in Cross River
      2023 INEC begins preliminary display of voters register in Cross River The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has begun display of preliminary voters register in Cross River following the just suspended Continuous Voter Registration CVR The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new register was displayed at the commission s office in Calabar and its area offices across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state Mrs Tonia Nwobi INEC s spokesperson in the state said the display will end on Aug 22 The public is to scrutinise the register with a view to making claims on or raise objections against the inclusion of registrants she said The register showed names and particulars of candidates and ther political parties as part of preparation for the 2023 general elections For the 25 vacant seats in the Cross River State House of Assembly a total of 187 candidates from 12 political parties are contesting to fill the seats NAN reports that 11 political parties fielded 69 and 28 candidates for the eight House of Representatives seats and three senatorial seats respectively NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: INEC begins preliminary display of voters’ register in Cross River
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    2023: INEC begins preliminary display of voters’ register in Cross River

    2023: INEC begins preliminary display of voters’ register in Cross River The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun display of preliminary voters’ register in Cross River, following the just-suspended Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new register was displayed at the commission’s office in Calabar and its area offices across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

    Mrs Tonia Nwobi, INEC’s  spokesperson in the state, said the display will end on Aug. 22. “The public is to scrutinise the register with a view to making claims on or raise objections against the inclusion of registrants,” she said.

    The register showed names and particulars of candidates and ther political parties.

    as part of preparation for the 2023 general elections, For the 25 vacant seats in the Cross River State House of Assembly, a total of 187 candidates from 12  political parties are contesting to fill the seats.

    NAN reports that 11 political parties fielded 69 and 28 candidates for the eight House of Representatives seats and three senatorial seats respectively.


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  •  The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says over 389 000 Permanent Voter Cards PVCs are still unclaimed in Kano State Prof Riskuwa Shehu the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner REC said this when the Federal Commissioner Public Complaints Commission PCC Alhaji Ahmad Dadinkowa visited him on Thursday in Kano Shehu represented by the state INEC Administrative Secretary Alhaji Garba Lawan said that the PVCs were those produced from 2011 to 2018 People were reluctant to come and collect their PVCs hence the need for all stakeholders to assist in sensitising the voters to go and collect their own before the general elections he said The REC said that 569 103 new voters were captured in the state at the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR This is in addition to the already existing 5 4 million voters registered before the 2019 elections With the 389 000 uncollected PVCS and the registration of over 569 000 new registrants we will have about 1 million PVCs waiting to be collected before the 2023 General Elections he said Shehu urged all stakeholders to assist the commission in mobilising people and collect their PVCs He said that the CVR would resume after the 2023 elections The REC said that before the 2019 elections the state had about 8 017 polling units and over 3 000 voting points According to him INEC converted those voting points to full pledged polling units So now in Kano we have 11 222 polling units to be used during the 2023 elections This was achieved with the contribution of all the stakeholders that is the traditional institutions and political parties among others he said Shehu stated that the commission has initiated various reforms in the electoral process with a view to ensuring credible elections He also urged stakeholders to assist in sensitising the people against electoral violence and vote buying Earlier Dadinkowa said that the visit was to seek for partnership with INEC to ensure free fair and credible 2023 general elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    389,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kano State – INEC
     The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says over 389 000 Permanent Voter Cards PVCs are still unclaimed in Kano State Prof Riskuwa Shehu the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner REC said this when the Federal Commissioner Public Complaints Commission PCC Alhaji Ahmad Dadinkowa visited him on Thursday in Kano Shehu represented by the state INEC Administrative Secretary Alhaji Garba Lawan said that the PVCs were those produced from 2011 to 2018 People were reluctant to come and collect their PVCs hence the need for all stakeholders to assist in sensitising the voters to go and collect their own before the general elections he said The REC said that 569 103 new voters were captured in the state at the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR This is in addition to the already existing 5 4 million voters registered before the 2019 elections With the 389 000 uncollected PVCS and the registration of over 569 000 new registrants we will have about 1 million PVCs waiting to be collected before the 2023 General Elections he said Shehu urged all stakeholders to assist the commission in mobilising people and collect their PVCs He said that the CVR would resume after the 2023 elections The REC said that before the 2019 elections the state had about 8 017 polling units and over 3 000 voting points According to him INEC converted those voting points to full pledged polling units So now in Kano we have 11 222 polling units to be used during the 2023 elections This was achieved with the contribution of all the stakeholders that is the traditional institutions and political parties among others he said Shehu stated that the commission has initiated various reforms in the electoral process with a view to ensuring credible elections He also urged stakeholders to assist in sensitising the people against electoral violence and vote buying Earlier Dadinkowa said that the visit was to seek for partnership with INEC to ensure free fair and credible 2023 general elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    389,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kano State – INEC
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    389,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kano State – INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says over 389,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), are still unclaimed in Kano State.

    Prof. Riskuwa Shehu, the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), said this when the Federal Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Alhaji Ahmad Dadinkowa, visited him on Thursday in Kano. Shehu, represented by the state INEC Administrative Secretary, Alhaji Garba Lawan, said that the PVCs were those produced from 2011 to 2018. “People were reluctant to come and collect their PVCs, hence the need for all stakeholders to assist in sensitising the voters to go and collect their own before the general elections,” he said.

    The REC said that 569, 103 new voters were captured in the state at the just-concluded Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

    “This is in addition to the already existing 5.4 million voters registered before the 2019 elections.

    “With the 389,000 uncollected PVCS and the registration of over 569,000 new registrants, we will have about 1 million PVCs waiting to be collected before the 2023 General Elections,” he said.

    Shehu urged all stakeholders to assist the commission in mobilising people and collect their PVCs. He said that the CVR would resume after the 2023 elections.

    The REC said that before the 2019 elections, the state had about 8,017 polling units and over 3,000 voting points.

    According to him, INEC converted those voting points to full-pledged polling units.

    “So, now in Kano, we have 11, 222 polling units to be used during the 2023 elections.

    ”This was achieved with the contribution of all the stakeholders, that is, the traditional institutions and political parties, among others,” he said.

    Shehu stated that the commission has initiated various reforms in the electoral process with a view to ensuring credible elections.

    He also urged stakeholders to assist in sensitising the people against electoral violence and vote-buying.

    Earlier, Dadinkowa, said that the visit was to seek for partnership with INEC to ensure free, fair and credible 2023 general elections.


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  •  The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says 585 629 eligible residents completed their registrations at the end of the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR in Lagos State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner REC in Lagos state Mr Olusegun Agbaje disclosed this in statement on Tuesday after conclusion of the CVR in the state The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that INEC CVR which started on June 28 2021 was initially billed to end on June 30 before it was extended to July 31 Agbaje who appreciated the people of the state for turning out in large numbers to participate in the exercise said the exercise had to end in order to allow INEC carry out other activities ahead of the 2023 general elections He said the CVR had to end to pave way for the commission to carry out other functions required by the Electoral Act 2022 regarding voter registration that would require time for such functions to be performed For the avoidance of doubt the commission is required to carry out display of the regrster of voters for claims and objections by members of the public clean up the register to remove multiple registrants using the Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS and consolidate the data of existing voters and newly registered voters for the production of National register of Voters The commission is required to produce Permanent Voters Cards PVCs for all fresh registrants and applicants for transfer as well as replacement of lost or damaged PVCs The INEC boss said the commission had to also give enough time for the collection of PVCs by their owners before the general elections in 2023 He added that INEC also needed time to make copies of updated register of voters available to political parties not later than 30 days to the general elections According to him the commission has other activities that must be accomplished ahead of the general elections We appreciate the cooperation of Lagos residents during the CVR and reiterate our determination to conduct very free fair credible and acceptable elections in 2023 We also call for the citizens maximum cooperation and understanding as we forge ahead Agbaje said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: 585, 629 new voters enrolled in Lagos -INEC
     The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says 585 629 eligible residents completed their registrations at the end of the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration CVR in Lagos State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner REC in Lagos state Mr Olusegun Agbaje disclosed this in statement on Tuesday after conclusion of the CVR in the state The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that INEC CVR which started on June 28 2021 was initially billed to end on June 30 before it was extended to July 31 Agbaje who appreciated the people of the state for turning out in large numbers to participate in the exercise said the exercise had to end in order to allow INEC carry out other activities ahead of the 2023 general elections He said the CVR had to end to pave way for the commission to carry out other functions required by the Electoral Act 2022 regarding voter registration that would require time for such functions to be performed For the avoidance of doubt the commission is required to carry out display of the regrster of voters for claims and objections by members of the public clean up the register to remove multiple registrants using the Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS and consolidate the data of existing voters and newly registered voters for the production of National register of Voters The commission is required to produce Permanent Voters Cards PVCs for all fresh registrants and applicants for transfer as well as replacement of lost or damaged PVCs The INEC boss said the commission had to also give enough time for the collection of PVCs by their owners before the general elections in 2023 He added that INEC also needed time to make copies of updated register of voters available to political parties not later than 30 days to the general elections According to him the commission has other activities that must be accomplished ahead of the general elections We appreciate the cooperation of Lagos residents during the CVR and reiterate our determination to conduct very free fair credible and acceptable elections in 2023 We also call for the citizens maximum cooperation and understanding as we forge ahead Agbaje said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: 585, 629 new voters enrolled in Lagos -INEC
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    CVR: 585, 629 new voters enrolled in Lagos -INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says  585,629 eligible residents completed their registrations at the end of the just-concluded Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Lagos State.

    INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lagos state, Mr Olusegun Agbaje disclosed this in statement on Tuesday,  after  conclusion of the CVR in the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls  that INEC CVR, which started on June 28, 2021 was initially billed to end on June 30 before it was extended to July 31. Agbaje, who appreciated the people of the state for turning out in large numbers to participate in the exercise, said the exercise had to end in order to allow INEC carry out other activities ahead of the 2023 general elections.

    He said the CVR had to end to pave way for the commission to carry out other functions required by the Electoral Act 2022, regarding  voter registration that would require time for such functions to be performed.

    “For the avoidance of doubt, the commission is required to carry out display of the regrster of voters for claims and objections by members of the public, clean up the register to remove multiple registrants using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) and consolidate the data of existing voters and newly registered voters for the production of National register of Voters.

    “The commission is required to produce Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for all fresh registrants and applicants for transfer as well as replacement of lost or damaged PVCs.” The INEC boss said  the commission had to also give enough time for the collection of PVCs by their owners before the general elections in 2023. He added that INEC also needed time to make copies of updated register of voters available to political parties not later than 30 days to the general elections.

    According to him, the commission has other activities that must be accomplished ahead of the general elections.

    “We appreciate the cooperation of Lagos residents during the CVR and reiterate our determination to conduct very free, fair, credible and acceptable elections in 2023. “We also call for the citizens’ maximum cooperation and understanding as we forge ahead,” Agbaje said.


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  •  The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it recorded 10 4 million fresh registration in the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration CVR before it suspension on July 31 INEC said this in its CVR Update for Quarter 4 week 16 released on Monday Aug 1 in Abuja The commission also said that during the period 12 2 million registrants completed their registrations of which 3 4 million registered online while 8 8 million registered through physical registration INEC gave the gender breakdown of the registrants who completed their registrations to be 6 074 078 male and 6 224 866 female The update also showed that 8 784 677 of the registrants that completed their registrations were youths 2 430 709 middle aged 956 017 elderly 127 541 old persons while 87 083 were Persons With Disabilities PWDs INEC also said that during the period of CVR the commission received 31 098 013 applications including those for voter transfer requests for replacement of PVCs update of voter information record etc of which 216 442 was from PWDs It gave the gender breakdown of those who applied to be 16 148 645 for male and 14 949 368 from women A breakdown of the completed registration by states showed that Lagos has the highest number of registrants that completed their registration with 585 629 registrants followed by Kano with 569 103 and Delta with 523 517 Ekiti has the lowest number of people who completed registration with 124 844 followed by Yobe 152 414 FCT 211 341 and Imo with 213 270 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the last CVR commenced in April 2017 and ended in August 2018 in the lead up to the 2019 general elections It was scheduled to resume in the first quarter of 2020 but was suspended following the break out of COVID 19 pandemic However INEC resumed the exercise on June 28 2021 and suspended it on July 31 ABI NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fresh registration hits 10.4m as INEC suspends CVR
     The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it recorded 10 4 million fresh registration in the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration CVR before it suspension on July 31 INEC said this in its CVR Update for Quarter 4 week 16 released on Monday Aug 1 in Abuja The commission also said that during the period 12 2 million registrants completed their registrations of which 3 4 million registered online while 8 8 million registered through physical registration INEC gave the gender breakdown of the registrants who completed their registrations to be 6 074 078 male and 6 224 866 female The update also showed that 8 784 677 of the registrants that completed their registrations were youths 2 430 709 middle aged 956 017 elderly 127 541 old persons while 87 083 were Persons With Disabilities PWDs INEC also said that during the period of CVR the commission received 31 098 013 applications including those for voter transfer requests for replacement of PVCs update of voter information record etc of which 216 442 was from PWDs It gave the gender breakdown of those who applied to be 16 148 645 for male and 14 949 368 from women A breakdown of the completed registration by states showed that Lagos has the highest number of registrants that completed their registration with 585 629 registrants followed by Kano with 569 103 and Delta with 523 517 Ekiti has the lowest number of people who completed registration with 124 844 followed by Yobe 152 414 FCT 211 341 and Imo with 213 270 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the last CVR commenced in April 2017 and ended in August 2018 in the lead up to the 2019 general elections It was scheduled to resume in the first quarter of 2020 but was suspended following the break out of COVID 19 pandemic However INEC resumed the exercise on June 28 2021 and suspended it on July 31 ABI NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fresh registration hits 10.4m as INEC suspends CVR
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    Fresh registration hits 10.4m as INEC suspends CVR

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it recorded 10.4 million fresh registration in the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) before it suspension on July 31. INEC said this in its CVR Update for Quarter 4, week 16, released on Monday, Aug. 1 in Abuja.

    The commission also said that during the period, 12.2 million registrants completed their registrations, of which 3.4 million registered online, while 8.8 million registered through physical registration.

    INEC gave the gender breakdown of the registrants who completed their registrations to be, 6,074,078 male and 6,224,866 female.

    The update also showed that 8,784,677 of the registrants that completed their registrations were youths, 2,430,709 middle aged, 956,017 elderly, 127,541 old persons, while 87,083 were Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).

    INEC also said that during the period of CVR, the commission received 31,098,013 applications including those for voter transfer, requests for replacement of PVCs, update of voter information record, etc, of which 216,442 was from PWDs. It gave the gender breakdown of those who applied to be 16,148,645 for male and 14,949,368 from women.

    A breakdown of the completed registration by states showed that Lagos has the highest number of registrants that completed their registration with 585,629 registrants, followed by Kano with 569,103 and Delta with 523,517. Ekiti has the lowest number of people who completed registration with 124,844, followed by Yobe 152,414, FCT 211,341 and Imo with 213, 270. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the last CVR commenced in April 2017 and ended in August 2018, in the lead-up to the 2019 general elections.

    It was scheduled to resume in the first quarter of 2020 but was suspended following the break out of COVID-19 pandemic.

    However, INEC resumed the exercise on June 28, 2021 and suspended it on July 31. ABI
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