The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC has said no fewer than 125,198 eligible voters have registered for the first and second quarters in the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in Enugu State.
The state Electoral Commissioner Emeka Ononamadu said this in an interview with newsmen in Enugu on Saturday.
He said 56,562 eligible persons registered in the second quarter of the CVR that ended on Sept. 19 in the state.
Ononamadu also said 68,672 registered in the first quarter; thus, the difference of 12,110 in between the two quarters, indicating a downward trend in fresh eligible voters’ registration.
The commissioner said that the commission opened eight additional centres during the second quarter, especially in difficult terrains, to reach communities that were far from their local council headquarters.
Ononamadu said the downward trend in the second quarter called for intensive awareness by INEC and other stakeholders to reverse it.
He announced that the third quarter registration would begin on October 30 and would run for three months.
He urged the media to help the commission to reduce the growing incidences of registration apathy.
Ononamadu said 139,342 Permanent Voters Card (PVC) were still at various INEC council area offices, adding that Enugu North and Enugu East council areas had the highest number of uncollected PVCs.
He said that the commission had also so far distributed 4,716 PVCs in the 17 council areas of the state between July 31 and Sept. 19.