By Gift Olivia Samuel
As the first quarter of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) which resumed on 28th June 2021 ends today, 21st September 2021, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has disclosed that the cumulative figures for the exercise from inception show that the number of fresh online pre-registrants stands at 3,165,189.
The Commission which made the disclosure Monday, marking the 12th week, noted that 1,457,766 Nigerians applied for voter transfer, replacement of PVCs and update of their voter information records.
Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in a statement made available to Journalists, revealed that completed registrations now stands at 1,081,947 voters.
According to him, “Youths between the ages of 18 and 34 still constitute the majority with 771,770 (71.33%) completed registration. In terms of occupation, students form the largest category with 439,608 (40.63%). On gender distribution, 555,872 (51.38%) are male and 526,075 (48.62%) are female”.
He noted that detailed figures for Week 12 as of 7:00a.m Monday 20th September 2021 have been uploaded to the Commission’s website and social media platforms for public information.
Speaking on the display of the Register for claims and objections, he pointed out that in compliance with the law, the register of new voters will be displayed in the Local Government offices of the Commission nationwide from 24th – 30th September 2021.
The aim, he said, is to enable citizens to assist the Commission by identifying ineligible registrants on the list ahead of the cleaning up of the register before adding the fresh registrants to the current register and the printing of their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for future elections.