The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has assured that the continuous voter registration (CVR) will be extended beyond the June 30, 2022, deadline.
The INEC chairman made this disclosure while speaking on Saturday during the Youth Vote Count concert at the old parade ground, Abuja.
According to Yakubu, the commission has deployed more machines for voter registration, adding that INEC will not stop the exercise until it is satisfied that Nigerians who want to register have done so.
“The second thing is you want to know when will this registration end. Is it going to end on the 30th of June… in the next five days? On behalf of INEC, let me assure you, e no go end for 30th June. As long as we have you people trying to register to obtain your PVC, we will continue to register you and we will continue to make sure that you get your PVC,” Yakubu said.
“Listen to me in this place, this is the Old Parade Ground in Abuja. In the last five days from Monday to Friday — and we are still registering today — we registered over 14, 000 Nigerians in this place alone. Here, in this place, we have fifty voter machines. Two weeks ago, we deployed more machines to the states.
“More machines left yesterday and more machines today all over the country. By Monday, there will be more machines to register more Nigerians. We will not stop the registration until we are satisfied that those who wish to register are given the opportunity to do so.”