The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday organised a roadshow to sensitize residents of the Federal Capital Territory on its Continuous Voter Registration(CVR) scheduled to commence on June 28.
The Deputy Director, Voter Education Division, INEC headquarters, Mrs Mary Nkem, speaking with journalists during the roadshow, said the Commission was fully ready for the resumption of the exercise on Monday.
Nkem noted that the roadshow was to sensitize and to mobilise eligible voters in the FCT for the exercise.
According to her, “It is also to let them know those who are being targeted in the exercise. Those who have turned 18 after the last registration exercise, or those who are more than 18 years but have never registered.
“This exercise is also for those who have issues with their accreditation during the past elections, those who have issues with their Permanent Voter Cards or their biometric details,” Nkem said.
She further pointed out that the exercise taking place from 9am to 3pm from Monday to Friday, excluding weekends, would have two processes, that is online pre-registration and physical registration.
“So, people can sit in the comfort of your home and login details for registration.
“Then go to any of our local government or state offices to capture their biometrics and photographs; or you appear physically at any designated register.”
She said that the commission would come up with the guidelines for the collection of PVCs.
The roadshow took off from INEC Headquarters to Federal Secretariat, Asokoro, AYA Roundabout, Garki Market, Area 11, Wuse Market and Utako Market, and different languages including English, pidgin English, Hausa, Ibo and Yoruba were used to sensitise FCT residents.
Fliers containing the detailed information on process, time and date for the exercise were also distributed to residents.