The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has disclosed that 120,600 Nigerians have completed their physical registration since the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise commenced on Monday, July 26, 2021.
This is just as the Commission stated, that the number of fresh online pre-registrants is now 1,377,733, as at 4:00 p.m on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, who made this known on Wednesday in a statement titled, “Update on the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR)”, noted that young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 34 are still leading in both online registration (1,074,260 or 65%) and completed registration (84,619 or 70%).
He added that, “In terms of occupation, students are leading in both pre-registration (529,219 or 32%) and completed registration (48,897 or 41%). For gender distribution, 940,062 (or 57%) are male and 717,504 (or 43%) are female for online pre-registration while the figures for completed registration are 72,075 (or 60%) male and 48,525 (or 40%) female”.
The Commission appealed to Nigerians to seize the opportunity to either initiate their registration online and schedule an appointment at their convenience to complete the process or visit any of its State/LGA offices nationwide to register.
Explaining further, Okoye stated that, “For emphasis, we wish to remind citizens that the ongoing registration does not include those who are already registered as voters. The current exercise is only open to Nigerians who are 18 years and above who have not registered before.
“It is an offence under the Electoral Act for any citizen to register more than once”, he concluded.