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  •  The Committee of Youth Mobilisation and Sensitisation CYMS has urged a greater participation involvement and engagement of youths in the 2023 general elections The Director General CYMS Mr Obinna Nwaka said this during the stakeholders conference organised ahead of the 2023 general election on Thursday in Abuja Nwaka said the organisation was indeed elated with the overall turnout of Nigerians especially the youth during the Continuous Voters Registration CVR exercise recently concluded by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC He said the peaceful and secured environment during the exercise with the support of security agencies and the awareness by stakeholders like traditional rulers religious leaders entertainment industry among others were laudable He said the CVR exercise recorded the highest participation and acceptability since the democratic dispensation began despite the insecurity in some parts of the country He said it was important to note that youths were indispensable in the electoral process He added that peaceful coexistence religious tolerance and integration during elections should be imbibed by the youth across the country According to him elections in the country are improving and key players must continue to support the process The youth are expected to indulge in acts of patriotism that will project the image of our country The act of using the social media to disparage the processes of government should be discouraged rather there should be participation from them to make the process work They should equally be law abiding and not take laws into their hands at as it will always result to anarchy he said Nwaka said the organisation was collaborating with the Nigerian Police Force to address issues such as destruction of national assets reawakening the consciousness of the public to be law abiding and patriotic citizens He said the organisation had also established a good working relationship with the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission This he said was to monitor vote buying campaign against corruption and other social vices battering the image of the nation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 elections: Why we want more youths to participate – CYMS
     The Committee of Youth Mobilisation and Sensitisation CYMS has urged a greater participation involvement and engagement of youths in the 2023 general elections The Director General CYMS Mr Obinna Nwaka said this during the stakeholders conference organised ahead of the 2023 general election on Thursday in Abuja Nwaka said the organisation was indeed elated with the overall turnout of Nigerians especially the youth during the Continuous Voters Registration CVR exercise recently concluded by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC He said the peaceful and secured environment during the exercise with the support of security agencies and the awareness by stakeholders like traditional rulers religious leaders entertainment industry among others were laudable He said the CVR exercise recorded the highest participation and acceptability since the democratic dispensation began despite the insecurity in some parts of the country He said it was important to note that youths were indispensable in the electoral process He added that peaceful coexistence religious tolerance and integration during elections should be imbibed by the youth across the country According to him elections in the country are improving and key players must continue to support the process The youth are expected to indulge in acts of patriotism that will project the image of our country The act of using the social media to disparage the processes of government should be discouraged rather there should be participation from them to make the process work They should equally be law abiding and not take laws into their hands at as it will always result to anarchy he said Nwaka said the organisation was collaborating with the Nigerian Police Force to address issues such as destruction of national assets reawakening the consciousness of the public to be law abiding and patriotic citizens He said the organisation had also established a good working relationship with the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission This he said was to monitor vote buying campaign against corruption and other social vices battering the image of the nation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 elections: Why we want more youths to participate – CYMS
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    2023 elections: Why we want more youths to participate – CYMS

    The Committee of Youth Mobilisation and Sensitisation (CYMS) has urged a greater participation, involvement and  engagement of youths in the 2023 general elections.

    The Director General, CYMS, Mr Obinna Nwaka, said this during the stakeholders’ conference organised ahead of the 2023 general election on Thursday in Abuja.

    Nwaka said the organisation was, indeed, elated with the overall turnout of Nigerians, especially the youth during the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise recently concluded by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    He said the peaceful and secured environment during the exercise, with the support of security agencies and the awareness by stakeholders like traditional rulers, religious leaders, entertainment industry, among others, were laudable.

    He said the CVR exercise recorded the highest participation and acceptability since the democratic dispensation began despite the insecurity in some parts of the country.

    He said it was important to note that youths were indispensable in the electoral process.

    He added that peaceful coexistence, religious tolerance and integration during elections should be imbibed by the youth across the country.

    According to him, elections in the country are improving and key players must continue to support the process.

    “The youth are expected to indulge in acts of patriotism that will project the image of our country.

    “The act of using the social media to disparage the processes of government should be discouraged, rather there should be participation from them to make the process work.

    “They should equally be law abiding and not take laws into their hands at as it will always result to anarchy,” he said.

    Nwaka said the organisation was collaborating with the Nigerian Police Force to address issues such as destruction of national assets, reawakening the consciousness of the public to be law abiding and patriotic citizens.

    He said the organisation had also established a good working relationship with the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission.

    This, he said, was to monitor vote buying, campaign against corruption and other social vices battering the image of the nation.


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  •  Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ in Edo on Tuesday trained members on use of technologies to counter misinformation and fake news ahead of 2023 general elections Declaring the training open Mr Fetus Alenkhe Edo NUJ Chairman commended the leadership of chapel for its wisdom in organising the workshop He described the training as timely and apt as it would arm members on how to debunk information disorder that always characterised election period in the country Alenkhe however called on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to train journalists ahead of the general poll particularly regarding verification of results Earlier in her address Mrs Nefishetu Yakubu Chairman of the Correspondents said the leadership intent was to build the capacity of members to be able to counter misinformation that were pervasive on the social media platforms There is no doubt that opportunities are now available in technological innovations hence these can be used to verify and counter fake news during electoral process Studies have shown that in recent time technologies have helped to unravel the truth behind some controversial issues in Nigeria s political space Just a few weeks ago news about the purported two months extension of the Continuous Voters Registration CVR by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC made rounds the major newspapers including platforms that have built their reputation and credibility over the years The report was however later found to be untrue Unfortunately no matter how close it is and how credible the platform that reported it is as far as it s untrue it is tagged as fake news she said Yakubu noted that election periods were usually engulfed with fake and unconfirmed news reports which had the tendency of jeopardising the processes She cited scenarios where individuals and groups used their social media platforms to peddle fake news around electoral processes malpractices electoral violence and even fake election results thereby undermining the process According to her every member will be expected to begin to take additional steps to verify the veracity of information at his disposal using various fact checking tools The facilitator Mr Dare Akogun who is a 2021 Fellow of Dubawa Fack Checking tutored the participants on open sourcing and various ways viral information can be verified to either confirm or debunk NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 Elections: Edo Correspondents Chapel trains members on fact-checking
     Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ in Edo on Tuesday trained members on use of technologies to counter misinformation and fake news ahead of 2023 general elections Declaring the training open Mr Fetus Alenkhe Edo NUJ Chairman commended the leadership of chapel for its wisdom in organising the workshop He described the training as timely and apt as it would arm members on how to debunk information disorder that always characterised election period in the country Alenkhe however called on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to train journalists ahead of the general poll particularly regarding verification of results Earlier in her address Mrs Nefishetu Yakubu Chairman of the Correspondents said the leadership intent was to build the capacity of members to be able to counter misinformation that were pervasive on the social media platforms There is no doubt that opportunities are now available in technological innovations hence these can be used to verify and counter fake news during electoral process Studies have shown that in recent time technologies have helped to unravel the truth behind some controversial issues in Nigeria s political space Just a few weeks ago news about the purported two months extension of the Continuous Voters Registration CVR by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC made rounds the major newspapers including platforms that have built their reputation and credibility over the years The report was however later found to be untrue Unfortunately no matter how close it is and how credible the platform that reported it is as far as it s untrue it is tagged as fake news she said Yakubu noted that election periods were usually engulfed with fake and unconfirmed news reports which had the tendency of jeopardising the processes She cited scenarios where individuals and groups used their social media platforms to peddle fake news around electoral processes malpractices electoral violence and even fake election results thereby undermining the process According to her every member will be expected to begin to take additional steps to verify the veracity of information at his disposal using various fact checking tools The facilitator Mr Dare Akogun who is a 2021 Fellow of Dubawa Fack Checking tutored the participants on open sourcing and various ways viral information can be verified to either confirm or debunk NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023 Elections: Edo Correspondents Chapel trains members on fact-checking
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    2023 Elections: Edo Correspondents Chapel trains members on fact-checking

    Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Edo on Tuesday trained members on use of technologies to counter misinformation and fake news ahead of 2023 general elections.

    Declaring the training open, Mr Fetus Alenkhe, Edo NUJ Chairman, commended the leadership of chapel for its wisdom in organising the workshop.

    He described the training as `timely and apt’, as it would arm members on how to debunk information disorder that always characterised election period in the country.

    Alenkhe, however, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to train journalists ahead of the general poll, particularly regarding verification of results.

    Earlier, in her address, Mrs Nefishetu Yakubu, Chairman of the Correspondents, said the leadership intent was to build the capacity of members to be able to counter misinformation that were pervasive on the social media platforms.

    “There is no doubt that opportunities are now available in technological innovations, hence these can be used to verify and counter fake news, during electoral process.

    Studies have shown that in recent time, technologies have helped to unravel the truth behind some controversial issues in Nigeria’s political space.

    “Just a few weeks ago, news about the purported two months extension of the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made rounds the major newspapers, including platforms that have built their reputation and credibility over the years.

    “The report was, however, later found to be untrue.

    Unfortunately, no matter how close it is and how “credible” the platform that reported it is, as far as it’s untrue, it is tagged as fake news,” she said.

    Yakubu noted that election periods were usually engulfed with fake and unconfirmed news reports, which had the tendency of jeopardising the processes.

    She cited scenarios where individuals and groups used their social media platforms to peddle fake news around electoral processes, malpractices, electoral violence and even fake election results, thereby undermining the process.

    According to her, every member will be expected to begin to take additional steps to verify the veracity of information at his disposal, using various fact-checking tools.

    The facilitator, Mr Dare Akogun, who is a 2021 Fellow of Dubawa Fack-Checking, tutored the participants on open sourcing and various ways viral information can be verified to either confirm or debunk.

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  •  A total of 187 candidates from 12 political parties are contesting for the 25 available seats in the Cross River House of Assembly for the 2023 general elections This was disclosed by Dr Cyril Omorogbe Resident Electoral Commissioner REC of the state at a news conference in Calabar He also disclosed that 11 political parties fielded 69 and 28 candidates for the eight House of Representatives seats and the three Senatorial seats respectively He said 11 political parties would fight for the governorship position d adding that Cross River had 322 351 new registrants in the just concluded voters registration The total completed registration recorded in the State at the close of Continuous Voters Registration CVR is 322 351 as well as 58 305 voter transfers and 20 822 PVC replacements A total of 73 Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Voter Enrolment Device VED were deployed to the 19 Registration centres in Cross River State i e the 18 LGA offices and the State office during the exercise he stated On Permanent Voters Card PVCs collection Omorogbe said collection would continue in all the Local Government Area LGAs offices of the State while 69 016 PVCs remained uncollected from 2011 to date He expressed egret that the collection rate of the PVCs was low considering that it wass just six months to the general elections According to him PVCs collection will continue in all the LGA offices PVCs collection by owners was one of the services carried out by our staff alongside the CVR A total of 27 158 new PVCs were received by the State Commission in April for distribution to their owners but at the close of registration only 3 897 were so far collected by voters leaving an outstanding balance of 23 261 This set of PVCs is for people that registered from June to December 2021 From the old PVCs that are left over from 2011 to 2018 we have on record 57 310 PVCs but only 11 555 have been collected by their owners during this period under review with an outstanding 45 755 which is still not collected While appealing for support from the political parties and their candidates ahead of elections he urged the people to collect their PVCs I pledge that we will continue to work hard to deliver free fair and credible elections come 2023 he stated INEC had fixed Feb 25 2023 for the Presidential and National Assembly Elections and March 11 2023 for Governorship and Assembly elections According to the schedule of activities for the general elections released by the commission campaign is expected to commence on Sept 28 and Oct 12 for the and state Assembly elections respectively NewsSourceCredit NAN
    187 candidates contest for 25 assembly seats in C/River
     A total of 187 candidates from 12 political parties are contesting for the 25 available seats in the Cross River House of Assembly for the 2023 general elections This was disclosed by Dr Cyril Omorogbe Resident Electoral Commissioner REC of the state at a news conference in Calabar He also disclosed that 11 political parties fielded 69 and 28 candidates for the eight House of Representatives seats and the three Senatorial seats respectively He said 11 political parties would fight for the governorship position d adding that Cross River had 322 351 new registrants in the just concluded voters registration The total completed registration recorded in the State at the close of Continuous Voters Registration CVR is 322 351 as well as 58 305 voter transfers and 20 822 PVC replacements A total of 73 Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Voter Enrolment Device VED were deployed to the 19 Registration centres in Cross River State i e the 18 LGA offices and the State office during the exercise he stated On Permanent Voters Card PVCs collection Omorogbe said collection would continue in all the Local Government Area LGAs offices of the State while 69 016 PVCs remained uncollected from 2011 to date He expressed egret that the collection rate of the PVCs was low considering that it wass just six months to the general elections According to him PVCs collection will continue in all the LGA offices PVCs collection by owners was one of the services carried out by our staff alongside the CVR A total of 27 158 new PVCs were received by the State Commission in April for distribution to their owners but at the close of registration only 3 897 were so far collected by voters leaving an outstanding balance of 23 261 This set of PVCs is for people that registered from June to December 2021 From the old PVCs that are left over from 2011 to 2018 we have on record 57 310 PVCs but only 11 555 have been collected by their owners during this period under review with an outstanding 45 755 which is still not collected While appealing for support from the political parties and their candidates ahead of elections he urged the people to collect their PVCs I pledge that we will continue to work hard to deliver free fair and credible elections come 2023 he stated INEC had fixed Feb 25 2023 for the Presidential and National Assembly Elections and March 11 2023 for Governorship and Assembly elections According to the schedule of activities for the general elections released by the commission campaign is expected to commence on Sept 28 and Oct 12 for the and state Assembly elections respectively NewsSourceCredit NAN
    187 candidates contest for 25 assembly seats in C/River
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    187 candidates contest for 25 assembly seats in C/River

    A total of 187 candidates from 12 political parties are contesting for the 25 available seats in the Cross River  House of Assembly for the 2023 general elections.

    This was disclosed by Dr Cyril Omorogbe, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the state at a news conference in Calabar.

    He also disclosed that 11 political parties fielded 69 and 28 candidates for the eight House of Representatives seats and the three Senatorial seats respectively.

    He said 11 political parties would fight for the governorship position,d adding that Cross River had 322,351 new registrants in the just concluded voters registration.

    “The total completed registration recorded in the State at the close of Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) is 322,351 as well as 58,305 voter transfers and 20,822 PVC replacements.

    “A total of 73 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Voter Enrolment Device (VED) were deployed to the 19 Registration centres in Cross River State (i.

    e. the 18 LGA offices and the State office) during the exercise,” he stated.

    On Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) collection, Omorogbe said collection would continue in all the Local Government Area (LGAs) offices of the State, while 69,016 PVCs remained uncollected from 2011 to date.

    He expressed egret that the collection rate of the PVCs was low, considering that it wass just six months to the general elections.

    According to him, “PVCs collection will continue in all the LGA offices.

    PVCs collection by owners was one of the services carried out by our staff alongside the CVR.

    “A total of 27,158 new PVCs were received by the State Commission in April for distribution to their owners but at the close of registration, only 3,897 were so far collected by voters, leaving an outstanding balance of 23,261 “This set of PVCs is for people that registered from June to December 2021. “From the old PVCs that are left over from 2011 to 2018; we have on record 57,310 PVCs but only 11,555 have been collected by their owners during this period under review with an outstanding 45,755 which is still not collected.

    ” While appealing for support from the political parties and their candidates ahead of elections, he urged the people to collect their PVCs. “I pledge that we will continue to work hard to deliver free, fair and credible elections come 2023,” he stated.

    INEC had fixed Feb. 25, 2023 for the Presidential and National Assembly Elections and March 11 2023 for Governorship and Assembly elections.

    According to the schedule of activities for the general elections released by the commission, campaign is expected to commence on Sept. 28 and Oct. 12 for the and state Assembly elections respectively.


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  •  Some residents in Kuje Area Council of FCT have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to extend the Continuous Voters Registration CVR to enable eligible voters get registered before the 2023 general elections The residents made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Kuje They said that those willing to register had been coming out in large numbers in vain NAN reports that the exercise which had been generally peaceful orderly and hitch free at the Kuje INEC office and some registration centres experienced crowd of registrants on the day of the deadline The registrants included people who want to register for new Permanent Voter Cards PVCs people whose cards had been defaced and those that wanted to effect transfer to another polling unit Mr Abraham Gado a registrant said the success of the 2023 general election depended a lot on public perception of INEC as neutral and fair to all Gado insisted that large number of people in the six area councils were yet to register and collect their PVCs However he acknowledged that the deadline for registration had been previously extended but appealed that INEC should consider extension so as not to disenfranchise anyone If this deadline is not extended millions of Nigerians will be disenfranchised and this may enhance the narrative of not choosing good leaders which is not good for democracy in Nigeria The extension is very important as it will build public trust towards peaceful electoral outcomes in the 2023 general election he said Mr Luka Ayuba another registrant reminded the electoral umpire of the provisions in the amended Electoral Act which allowed for the extension of the voter registration Ayuba described the exercise as tedious and cumbersome marred by delay in capturing slow process and other technical hitches He therefore appealed for extension and deployment of more machines to different electoral wards in the area to fast track their registration and enable large number of people to be captured This would result in the disenfranchisement of millions of Nigerians willing and eager to perform their civic responsibilities in the 2023 polls Given the foregoing we call on INEC to extend the Continuous Voters Registration till at least the end of August 2022 If the registration is extended it will help compensate for the identified technical difficulties faced and assure Nigerians that INEC is seen to be fair to all he said Meanwhile Mr Yakubu Allawa the Kuje INEC Electoral Officer EO said the office had only four functional machines for the entire area council thereby making the exercise cumbersome Allawa said another major challenge the commission was facing was issue of poor network which had been slowing down the process during capturing He added that adequate priority was being given to Persons with Disability PWDs the elderly and pregnant women in the area We have been asking people to come out and register for a long time this mentality of coming out at the last minute have to be discouraged For long people refused to come out to register and now that the closure for the exercise is drawing nearer people are trooping out in large numbers he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: Kuje residents beg INEC to extend exercise 
     Some residents in Kuje Area Council of FCT have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to extend the Continuous Voters Registration CVR to enable eligible voters get registered before the 2023 general elections The residents made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Kuje They said that those willing to register had been coming out in large numbers in vain NAN reports that the exercise which had been generally peaceful orderly and hitch free at the Kuje INEC office and some registration centres experienced crowd of registrants on the day of the deadline The registrants included people who want to register for new Permanent Voter Cards PVCs people whose cards had been defaced and those that wanted to effect transfer to another polling unit Mr Abraham Gado a registrant said the success of the 2023 general election depended a lot on public perception of INEC as neutral and fair to all Gado insisted that large number of people in the six area councils were yet to register and collect their PVCs However he acknowledged that the deadline for registration had been previously extended but appealed that INEC should consider extension so as not to disenfranchise anyone If this deadline is not extended millions of Nigerians will be disenfranchised and this may enhance the narrative of not choosing good leaders which is not good for democracy in Nigeria The extension is very important as it will build public trust towards peaceful electoral outcomes in the 2023 general election he said Mr Luka Ayuba another registrant reminded the electoral umpire of the provisions in the amended Electoral Act which allowed for the extension of the voter registration Ayuba described the exercise as tedious and cumbersome marred by delay in capturing slow process and other technical hitches He therefore appealed for extension and deployment of more machines to different electoral wards in the area to fast track their registration and enable large number of people to be captured This would result in the disenfranchisement of millions of Nigerians willing and eager to perform their civic responsibilities in the 2023 polls Given the foregoing we call on INEC to extend the Continuous Voters Registration till at least the end of August 2022 If the registration is extended it will help compensate for the identified technical difficulties faced and assure Nigerians that INEC is seen to be fair to all he said Meanwhile Mr Yakubu Allawa the Kuje INEC Electoral Officer EO said the office had only four functional machines for the entire area council thereby making the exercise cumbersome Allawa said another major challenge the commission was facing was issue of poor network which had been slowing down the process during capturing He added that adequate priority was being given to Persons with Disability PWDs the elderly and pregnant women in the area We have been asking people to come out and register for a long time this mentality of coming out at the last minute have to be discouraged For long people refused to come out to register and now that the closure for the exercise is drawing nearer people are trooping out in large numbers he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: Kuje residents beg INEC to extend exercise 
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    CVR: Kuje residents beg INEC to extend exercise 

    Some residents in Kuje Area Council of FCT have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) to enable eligible voters get registered before the 2023 general elections.

    The residents made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Kuje.They said that those willing to register had been coming out in large numbers in vain.

    NAN reports that the exercise, which had been generally peaceful, orderly and hitch-free at the Kuje INEC office and some registration centres, experienced crowd of registrants on the day of the deadline.

    The registrants included people who want to register for new Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), people whose cards had been defaced and those that wanted to effect transfer to another polling unit.

    Mr Abraham Gado, a registrant, said the success of the 2023 general election depended a lot on public perception of INEC as neutral and fair to all.

    Gado insisted that large number of people in the six area councils were yet to register and collect their PVCs.However, he acknowledged that the deadline for registration had been previously extended but appealed that INEC should consider extension so as not to disenfranchise anyone.

    “If this deadline is not extended, millions of Nigerians will be disenfranchised and this may enhance the narrative of not choosing good leaders, which is not good for democracy in Nigeria.

    “The extension is very important as it will build public trust towards peaceful electoral outcomes in the 2023 general election,” he said.

    Mr Luka Ayuba, another registrant, reminded the electoral umpire of the provisions in the amended Electoral Act, which allowed for the extension of the voter registration.

    Ayuba described the exercise as tedious and cumbersome, marred by delay in capturing, slow process and other technical hitches.

    He, therefore, appealed for extension and deployment of more machines to different electoral wards in the area to fast track their registration and enable large number of people to be captured.

    “This would result in the disenfranchisement of millions of Nigerians willing and eager to perform their civic responsibilities in the 2023 polls.

    “Given the foregoing, we call on INEC to extend the Continuous Voters Registration till at least the end of August 2022.“If the registration is extended it will help compensate for the identified technical difficulties faced and assure Nigerians that INEC is seen to be fair to all,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Mr Yakubu Allawa, the Kuje INEC Electoral Officer (EO), said the office had only four functional machines for the entire area council, thereby making the exercise cumbersome.

    Allawa said another major challenge the commission was facing was issue of poor network, which had been slowing down the process during capturing.

    He added that adequate priority was being given to Persons with Disability (PWDs), the elderly and pregnant women in the area.

    “We have been asking people to come out and register for a long time, this mentality of coming out at the last minute have to be discouraged.

    “For long people refused to come out to register and now that the closure for the exercise is drawing nearer, people are trooping out in large numbers,” he said.


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  •  The Police Command in Lagos State on Saturday said no INEC official was arrested on Friday in connection with the ongoing Continuous Voter s Registration CVR exercise in the state The command s spokesman SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday while reacting to the incident NAN reports that some online media on Friday reported that thugs invaded INEC CVR centre situated at St Bridget Catholic Church ljesha in Surulere and catered away INEC enrollment machines Hundeyin however said that Police got information about the presence of some INEC officials in a church stressing that the DPO police division in Ijeshatedo swung into action and brought the INEC officials and materials to the station He said the DPO decided to bring the officials and others around to the station because the church was not conducive for such investigation to avoid break down of law and order The spokesman noted that after the DPO s findings there was a mix up of address location and he requested the INEC officials to move to the correct address Hundeyin pointed out that the police carried INEC materials and officials out of the church not hoodlums as being speculated on social media The INEC officials were assigned to Imam Thani Street by House No 9A for the exercise They were however found within the church premises Residents raised concerns and informed the police Preliminary findings show that a resident of the area who volunteered to transport the officials from their office to the center was responsible for the mix up deliberate or not further investigation will reveal Meanwhile the officials were immediately released to proceed to the correct center to continue their assignment he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police debunk arrest of INEC officials in Lagos
     The Police Command in Lagos State on Saturday said no INEC official was arrested on Friday in connection with the ongoing Continuous Voter s Registration CVR exercise in the state The command s spokesman SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday while reacting to the incident NAN reports that some online media on Friday reported that thugs invaded INEC CVR centre situated at St Bridget Catholic Church ljesha in Surulere and catered away INEC enrollment machines Hundeyin however said that Police got information about the presence of some INEC officials in a church stressing that the DPO police division in Ijeshatedo swung into action and brought the INEC officials and materials to the station He said the DPO decided to bring the officials and others around to the station because the church was not conducive for such investigation to avoid break down of law and order The spokesman noted that after the DPO s findings there was a mix up of address location and he requested the INEC officials to move to the correct address Hundeyin pointed out that the police carried INEC materials and officials out of the church not hoodlums as being speculated on social media The INEC officials were assigned to Imam Thani Street by House No 9A for the exercise They were however found within the church premises Residents raised concerns and informed the police Preliminary findings show that a resident of the area who volunteered to transport the officials from their office to the center was responsible for the mix up deliberate or not further investigation will reveal Meanwhile the officials were immediately released to proceed to the correct center to continue their assignment he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police debunk arrest of INEC officials in Lagos
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Police debunk arrest of INEC officials in Lagos

    The Police Command in Lagos State on Saturday said no INEC official was arrested on Friday in connection with the ongoing Continuous Voter’s Registration (CVR) exercise  in the state.

    The command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday , while reacting to the incident.

    NAN reports that some online media on Friday reported that thugs invaded INEC CVR centre situated at St. Bridget Catholic Church, ljesha, in Surulere, and catered away INEC enrollment machines.

    Hundeyin, however, said that Police got information about the presence of some INEC officials in a church, stressing that the DPO, police division in Ijeshatedo, swung into action and brought the INEC officials and materials to the station.

    He said the DPO decided to bring the officials and others around to the station, because the church was not conducive for such investigation, to avoid break down of law and order.

    The spokesman noted that after the DPO’s  findings, there was a mix-up of address location and he requested the INEC officials to move to the correct address.

    Hundeyin pointed out that the police carried INEC materials and officials out of the church, not hoodlums as being  speculated on  social media.

    “The INEC officials were assigned to Imam Thani Street, by House No. 9A for the exercise.

    They were, however, found within the church premises.

    Residents raised concerns and informed the police.

    “Preliminary findings show that a resident of the area who volunteered to transport the officials from their office to the center,  was responsible for the mix-up, deliberate or not, further investigation will reveal.

    “Meanwhile, the officials were immediately released to proceed to the correct center to continue their assignment,” he said.


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  •  The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Saturday said the Permanent Voters Cards PVC for persons captured in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration CVR would be ready in October and November Mr Festus Okoye INEC National Commissioner Information and Publicity disclosed this while monitoring the concluding segment of the ongoing CVR in Awka Anambra on Saturday Okoye who doubles as the National Commissioner supervising Abia Anambra and Benue reaffirmed that the exercise would end on Sunday According to him INEC has to bring the exercise to a close to enable the commission to cross check data collated This will enable our system operators to eliminate double and multiple registrations before we produce the PVCs for distribution The law equally requires that we should display the register in the 774 Local Government Areas and 8 809 registration areas for claims and objections And we have to print the PVCs truck them to all the local government areas across the country for collection he said Okoye who stated that it would be useless for people to register and failed to receive their PVC added that without the card nobody would vote He said those who registered between January and June that there cards would be ready in October while those who registered from July 1 to July 31 would collect in November Giving details of the exercise in Anambra Okoye stated that 276 767 persons completed their registration as at July 25 He said that the commission deployed a total of 110 INEC Voters Enrollment Devices IVED in the state out of which 10 malfunctioned Okoye added that six of the faulty machines were later repaired saying that the commission did it s best on the exercise The INEC official later addressed both the media and scores of prospective registrants at the Commission s state headquarters Awka and advised Nigerians to have faith in the leadership of INEC He said that the organisation was committed to making the 2023 general elections to be better than previous elections held Okoye told the people to endeavour to participate during the elections when they eventually received their cards insisting that votes must count in future elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: PVC will be ready in October, November, says INEC 
     The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Saturday said the Permanent Voters Cards PVC for persons captured in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration CVR would be ready in October and November Mr Festus Okoye INEC National Commissioner Information and Publicity disclosed this while monitoring the concluding segment of the ongoing CVR in Awka Anambra on Saturday Okoye who doubles as the National Commissioner supervising Abia Anambra and Benue reaffirmed that the exercise would end on Sunday According to him INEC has to bring the exercise to a close to enable the commission to cross check data collated This will enable our system operators to eliminate double and multiple registrations before we produce the PVCs for distribution The law equally requires that we should display the register in the 774 Local Government Areas and 8 809 registration areas for claims and objections And we have to print the PVCs truck them to all the local government areas across the country for collection he said Okoye who stated that it would be useless for people to register and failed to receive their PVC added that without the card nobody would vote He said those who registered between January and June that there cards would be ready in October while those who registered from July 1 to July 31 would collect in November Giving details of the exercise in Anambra Okoye stated that 276 767 persons completed their registration as at July 25 He said that the commission deployed a total of 110 INEC Voters Enrollment Devices IVED in the state out of which 10 malfunctioned Okoye added that six of the faulty machines were later repaired saying that the commission did it s best on the exercise The INEC official later addressed both the media and scores of prospective registrants at the Commission s state headquarters Awka and advised Nigerians to have faith in the leadership of INEC He said that the organisation was committed to making the 2023 general elections to be better than previous elections held Okoye told the people to endeavour to participate during the elections when they eventually received their cards insisting that votes must count in future elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: PVC will be ready in October, November, says INEC 
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    CVR: PVC will be ready in October, November, says INEC 

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said the Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) for  persons captured in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) would be ready in October and November.

    Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, Information and Publicity, disclosed this while monitoring the concluding segment of the ongoing CVR in Awka, Anambra on Saturday.

    Okoye, who doubles as the National Commissioner supervising Abia, Anambra and Benue, reaffirmed that the exercise would end on Sunday.

    According to him, INEC has to bring the exercise to a close, to enable the commission to cross check data collated.

    “This will enable our system operators to eliminate double and multiple registrations before we produce the PVCs for distribution.

    “The law equally requires that we should display the register in the 774 Local Government Areas and 8, 809 registration areas for claims and objections.

    “And we have to print the PVCs, truck them to all the local government areas across the country for collection,” he said.

    Okoye who stated that it would be useless for people to register and failed to receive their PVC, added that without the card, nobody would vote.

    He said those who registered between January and June, that there cards would be ready in October, while those who registered from July 1 to July 31 would collect in November.

    Giving details of the exercise in Anambra, Okoye stated that 276, 767  persons completed their registration as at July 25.He said that the commission deployed a total of 110 INEC Voters Enrollment Devices (IVED) in the state out of which 10 malfunctioned.

    Okoye added that six of the faulty machines were later repaired, saying that the commission did it’s best on the exercise.

    The INEC official later addressed both the media and scores of prospective registrants at the Commission’s state headquarters, Awka and advised Nigerians to have faith in the leadership of INEC.

    He said that the organisation was committed to making the 2023 general elections to be better than previous elections held.

    Okoye told the people to endeavour to participate during the elections when they eventually received their cards, insisting that votes must count in future elections.


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  •  Three days to the end of the Continuous Voters Registration CVR by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC massive turnout has been recorded on Friday in Kuje Area Council of FCT The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise which was generally peaceful orderly and hitch free at the Kuje INEC office and some registration centres was crowded few days to the deadline The registrants included people who want to register for new Permanent Voter Cards PVCs people whose cards had been defaced and those that wanted to do transfer to another polling unit However Mr Yakubu Allawa the Kuje INEC Electoral Officer EO said the office has only four functional machines for the entire area council thereby making the exercise cumbersome Allawa said another major challenge the commission was facing was issue of poor network which had been slowing down the process during capturing According to him decentralisation of the registration centre has helped in speeding up the exercise and in extension decongested population at the office He added that adequate priority was being given to Persons with Disability PWDs the elderly and pregnant women in the area We have been asking people to come out and register for a long time this mentality of coming out at the last minute have to be discouraged For long people refused to come out to register and now that the closure for the exercise is drawing nearer people are trooping out in large numbers he said However the electoral officer called on all major stakeholders especially traditional rulers and political party stalwarts to collaborate to make the registration easy before the deadline He said that the commission was ready to make the exercise seamless if stakeholders would cooperate and assist in organising registrants at their various units for easy registration Earlier before the decentralisation of the registration some registrants described the exercise as tedious and cumbersome marred by delay in capturing slow process and other technical hitches They therefore appealed for deployment of more machines to different electoral wards in Kuje to fasttrack their registration before the deadline NAN also reports that the commission had fixed July 31 as the deadline for the exercise across the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: Massive turnout in Kuje as INEC raps up registration
     Three days to the end of the Continuous Voters Registration CVR by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC massive turnout has been recorded on Friday in Kuje Area Council of FCT The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise which was generally peaceful orderly and hitch free at the Kuje INEC office and some registration centres was crowded few days to the deadline The registrants included people who want to register for new Permanent Voter Cards PVCs people whose cards had been defaced and those that wanted to do transfer to another polling unit However Mr Yakubu Allawa the Kuje INEC Electoral Officer EO said the office has only four functional machines for the entire area council thereby making the exercise cumbersome Allawa said another major challenge the commission was facing was issue of poor network which had been slowing down the process during capturing According to him decentralisation of the registration centre has helped in speeding up the exercise and in extension decongested population at the office He added that adequate priority was being given to Persons with Disability PWDs the elderly and pregnant women in the area We have been asking people to come out and register for a long time this mentality of coming out at the last minute have to be discouraged For long people refused to come out to register and now that the closure for the exercise is drawing nearer people are trooping out in large numbers he said However the electoral officer called on all major stakeholders especially traditional rulers and political party stalwarts to collaborate to make the registration easy before the deadline He said that the commission was ready to make the exercise seamless if stakeholders would cooperate and assist in organising registrants at their various units for easy registration Earlier before the decentralisation of the registration some registrants described the exercise as tedious and cumbersome marred by delay in capturing slow process and other technical hitches They therefore appealed for deployment of more machines to different electoral wards in Kuje to fasttrack their registration before the deadline NAN also reports that the commission had fixed July 31 as the deadline for the exercise across the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: Massive turnout in Kuje as INEC raps up registration
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    CVR: Massive turnout in Kuje as INEC raps up registration

    Three days to the end of the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), massive turnout has been recorded on Friday in Kuje Area Council of FCT.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise, which was generally peaceful, orderly and hitch-free at the Kuje INEC office and some registration centres, was crowded few days to the deadline.

    The registrants included people who want to register for new Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), people whose cards had been defaced and those that wanted to do transfer to another polling unit.

    However, Mr Yakubu Allawa, the Kuje INEC Electoral Officer (EO), said the office has only four functional machines for the entire area council, thereby making the exercise cumbersome.

    Allawa said another major challenge the commission was facing was issue of poor network, which had been slowing down the process during capturing.

    According to him, decentralisation of the registration centre has helped in speeding up the exercise and in extension decongested population at the office.

    He added that adequate priority was being given to Persons with Disability (PWDs), the elderly and pregnant women in the area.

    “We have been asking people to come out and register for a long time, this mentality of coming out at the last minute have to be discouraged.

    “For long people refused to come out to register and now that the closure for the exercise is drawing nearer, people are trooping out in large numbers,” he said.

    However, the electoral officer called on all major stakeholders, especially traditional rulers and political party stalwarts, to collaborate to make the registration easy before the deadline.

    He said that the commission was ready to make the exercise seamless if stakeholders would cooperate and assist in organising registrants at their various units for easy registration.

    Earlier, before the decentralisation of the registration, some registrants described the exercise as tedious and cumbersome, marred by delay in capturing, slow process and other technical hitches.

    They, therefore, appealed for deployment of more machines to different electoral wards in Kuje to fasttrack their registration before the deadline.

    NAN also reports that the commission had fixed July 31, as the deadline for the exercise across the country.


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  •  Queen Moremi Ajasoro Akinwale Oluwabukunmi has urged all youths to make registration and collection of Permanent Voter Cards PVCs their uttermost priority within the limited grace period The cultural queen said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday following the ongoing PVC awareness campaign from government at all levels and private bodies NAN reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has given July 31 deadline for the conclusion of the Continuous Voters Registration CVR after several extension periods to allow for more registrations According to the 22 year old cultural queen the youth should make efforts out of their busy schedules to go out and get their PVCs Oluwabukunmi a final year Psychology student of Obafemi Awolowo University noted that the youth must immediately see themselves as the custodians of tomorrow s generation Nigeria s future is in our hands the hands of the youth It is only through our PVCs that we can vote into power the rightful person of our choice It is also not about getting the PVCs alone let s make efforts to all come out and vote for the person of our choice in this coming election Talking alone will not do it it will not bring in our choice into power we need action for now for it speaks better than voice I am passionately appealing to my fellow youths to come out In this forthcoming election and not sit in our various homes to watch Let us all come out to vote I have a vision that Nigeria is going to be great but we must all work towards it she said According to the cultural queen every culture encourages submission to the constituted authority which makes it mandatory for everyone to see collection of PVC as a civic responsibility NAN reports that Queen Moremi cultural pageantry is organised by Princess Ronke Ademiluyi and sponsored by Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi to promote culture and empower young girls NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PVCs: Queen Moremi urges youths on registration, collection before deadline
     Queen Moremi Ajasoro Akinwale Oluwabukunmi has urged all youths to make registration and collection of Permanent Voter Cards PVCs their uttermost priority within the limited grace period The cultural queen said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday following the ongoing PVC awareness campaign from government at all levels and private bodies NAN reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has given July 31 deadline for the conclusion of the Continuous Voters Registration CVR after several extension periods to allow for more registrations According to the 22 year old cultural queen the youth should make efforts out of their busy schedules to go out and get their PVCs Oluwabukunmi a final year Psychology student of Obafemi Awolowo University noted that the youth must immediately see themselves as the custodians of tomorrow s generation Nigeria s future is in our hands the hands of the youth It is only through our PVCs that we can vote into power the rightful person of our choice It is also not about getting the PVCs alone let s make efforts to all come out and vote for the person of our choice in this coming election Talking alone will not do it it will not bring in our choice into power we need action for now for it speaks better than voice I am passionately appealing to my fellow youths to come out In this forthcoming election and not sit in our various homes to watch Let us all come out to vote I have a vision that Nigeria is going to be great but we must all work towards it she said According to the cultural queen every culture encourages submission to the constituted authority which makes it mandatory for everyone to see collection of PVC as a civic responsibility NAN reports that Queen Moremi cultural pageantry is organised by Princess Ronke Ademiluyi and sponsored by Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi to promote culture and empower young girls NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PVCs: Queen Moremi urges youths on registration, collection before deadline
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    PVCs: Queen Moremi urges youths on registration, collection before deadline

    Queen Moremi Ajasoro, Akinwale Oluwabukunmi, has urged all youths to make registration and collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) their uttermost priority within the limited grace period.

    The cultural queen said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday, following the ongoing PVC awareness campaign from government at all levels and private bodies.

    NAN reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  has given July 31 deadline for the conclusion of the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR), after several extension periods to allow for more registrations.

    According to the 22-year-old cultural queen, the youth should make efforts out of their busy schedules to go out and get their PVCs.Oluwabukunmi, a final year Psychology student of Obafemi Awolowo University, noted that the youth must immediately see themselves as the custodians of tomorrow’s generation.

    “Nigeria’s future is in our hands, the hands of the youth, It is only through our PVCs that we can vote into power the rightful person of our choice.

    “It is also not about getting the PVCs alone, let’s make efforts to all come out and vote for the person of our choice in this coming election.

    “Talking alone will not do it, it will not bring in our choice into power, we need action for now, for it speaks better than voice.

    “I am passionately appealing to my fellow youths to come out In this forthcoming election and not sit in our various homes to watch.

    “Let us all come out to vote.

    I have a vision that Nigeria is going to be great but we must all work towards it,” she said.

    According to the cultural queen, every culture encourages submission to the constituted authority, which makes it mandatory for everyone to see collection of PVC as a civic responsibility.

    NAN reports that Queen Moremi cultural pageantry is organised by Princess Ronke Ademiluyi and sponsored by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to promote culture and empower young girls.

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  •  Five days to the end of the last quarter of the Continuous Voters Registration CVR massive turnout of intending registrants were recorded in Oyo State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the registrants included people whose Permanent Voter Cards PVCs had been defaced and those that wanted to do transfer to another polling units NAN reports that the exercise which was generally peaceful orderly and hitch free in all the registration centres visited within Ibadan city and its environs Mr Samuel Olumekun INEC National Commissioner for Oyo Osun and Ekiti said that the exercise were peaceful and orderly manner in spite of large turnout of the people Olumekun addressing newsmen at the state headquarters of the commission in Ibadan after monitoring the exercise in some centres said that the registrants were being attended to promptly He said that priority was being given to the elderly pregnant women and those who are physically challenged Generally the exercise has been peaceful and orderly our staff members are handling the exercise professionally and conscious the way they are attending to the registrants he said The national commissioner said the staff members were up to the task assuring the registrants that whoever is on the queue will get registered before the exercise closes on July 31 We have been asking citizens to come out and register for the last one year this mentality of coming out at the last minutes have to be discouraged For one year people refused to come out to register and now that the closure for the exercise is drawing nearer people are trooping out in large numbers But I can assure you that the commission is up to the task We are fully prepared as we have over 141 machines with which we are working throughout the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Massive turnout of residents in Oyo for CVR
     Five days to the end of the last quarter of the Continuous Voters Registration CVR massive turnout of intending registrants were recorded in Oyo State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the registrants included people whose Permanent Voter Cards PVCs had been defaced and those that wanted to do transfer to another polling units NAN reports that the exercise which was generally peaceful orderly and hitch free in all the registration centres visited within Ibadan city and its environs Mr Samuel Olumekun INEC National Commissioner for Oyo Osun and Ekiti said that the exercise were peaceful and orderly manner in spite of large turnout of the people Olumekun addressing newsmen at the state headquarters of the commission in Ibadan after monitoring the exercise in some centres said that the registrants were being attended to promptly He said that priority was being given to the elderly pregnant women and those who are physically challenged Generally the exercise has been peaceful and orderly our staff members are handling the exercise professionally and conscious the way they are attending to the registrants he said The national commissioner said the staff members were up to the task assuring the registrants that whoever is on the queue will get registered before the exercise closes on July 31 We have been asking citizens to come out and register for the last one year this mentality of coming out at the last minutes have to be discouraged For one year people refused to come out to register and now that the closure for the exercise is drawing nearer people are trooping out in large numbers But I can assure you that the commission is up to the task We are fully prepared as we have over 141 machines with which we are working throughout the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Massive turnout of residents in Oyo for CVR
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    Massive turnout of residents in Oyo for CVR

    Five days to the end of the last quarter of the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR), massive turnout of intending registrants were recorded in Oyo State.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the registrants included people whose Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) had been defaced and those that wanted to do transfer to another polling units.
    NAN reports that the exercise, which was generally peaceful, orderly and hitch-free in all the registration centres visited within Ibadan city and its environs.
    Mr Samuel Olumekun, INEC National Commissioner for Oyo, Osun and Ekiti, said that the exercise were peaceful and orderly manner in spite of large turnout of the people.
    Olumekun, addressing newsmen at the state headquarters of the commission in Ibadan, after monitoring the exercise in some centres, said that the registrants were being attended to promptly.
    He said that priority was being given to the elderly, pregnant women and those who are physically challenged.
    “Generally, the exercise has been peaceful and orderly; our staff members are handling the exercise professionally and conscious the way they are attending to the registrants,” he said.
    The national commissioner said the staff members were up to the task, assuring the registrants that “whoever is on the queue will get registered before the exercise closes on July 31.
    “We have been asking citizens to come out and register for the last one year, this mentality of coming out at the last minutes have to be discouraged.
    “For one year, people refused to come out to register and now that the closure for the exercise is drawing nearer, people are trooping out in large numbers.
    “But, I can assure you that the commission is up to the task.
    “We are fully prepared as we have over 141 machines with which we are working throughout the state.

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  •  The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Kuje Area Council FCT has decried the inadequate number of capturing machines in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration CVR in the area Mr Yakubu Allawa the Kuje INEC Electoral Officer EO who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kuje said the office has only four functional machines for the entire area Allawa said another major challenge the commission was facing was issue of poor networks which had been slowing down the process during capturing According to him decentralisation of the registration centre has helped in speeding up the registration exercise and in extension decongested population at the office However the electoral officer called on all major stakeholders especially the traditional rulers and political party stewards to collaborate and synergies to make the registration exercise easy He said that the commission was ready to make the exercise seamless if stakeholders would cooperate and assist in organising registrants at their various units for easy registration Earlier before the decentralisation of the registration some registrants described the exercise as tedious and cumbersome marred by delay in capturing slow process and other technical hitches They therefore appealed for deployment of more machines to different electoral wards in Kuje to ease their registration before the deadline NAN also reports that the commission had fixed July 31 as the deadline for the registration exercise in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: Kuje INEC decries inadequate capturing machines
     The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Kuje Area Council FCT has decried the inadequate number of capturing machines in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration CVR in the area Mr Yakubu Allawa the Kuje INEC Electoral Officer EO who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kuje said the office has only four functional machines for the entire area Allawa said another major challenge the commission was facing was issue of poor networks which had been slowing down the process during capturing According to him decentralisation of the registration centre has helped in speeding up the registration exercise and in extension decongested population at the office However the electoral officer called on all major stakeholders especially the traditional rulers and political party stewards to collaborate and synergies to make the registration exercise easy He said that the commission was ready to make the exercise seamless if stakeholders would cooperate and assist in organising registrants at their various units for easy registration Earlier before the decentralisation of the registration some registrants described the exercise as tedious and cumbersome marred by delay in capturing slow process and other technical hitches They therefore appealed for deployment of more machines to different electoral wards in Kuje to ease their registration before the deadline NAN also reports that the commission had fixed July 31 as the deadline for the registration exercise in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: Kuje INEC decries inadequate capturing machines
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    CVR: Kuje INEC decries inadequate capturing machines

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kuje Area Council, FCT, has decried the inadequate number of capturing machines in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in the area.

    Mr Yakubu Allawa, the Kuje INEC Electoral Officer (EO), who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kuje, said the office has only four functional machines for the entire area.

    Allawa said another major challenge the commission was facing was issue of poor networks which had been slowing down the process during capturing.

    According to him, decentralisation of the registration centre has helped in speeding up the registration exercise and in extension decongested population at the office.

    However, the electoral officer called on all major stakeholders, especially the traditional rulers and political party stewards to collaborate and synergies to make the registration exercise easy.

    He said that the commission was ready to make the exercise seamless if stakeholders would cooperate and assist in organising registrants at their various units for easy registration.

    Earlier, before the decentralisation of the registration, some registrants described the exercise as tedious and cumbersome, marred by delay in capturing, slow process and other technical hitches.

    They, therefore, appealed for deployment of more machines to different electoral wards in Kuje to ease their registration before the deadline.

    NAN also reports that the commission had fixed July 31, as the deadline for the registration exercise in the country.

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