9 March 2021 By Georgina Humphrey
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has been urged to create more awareness among Nigerians on its plan to continue the suspended voter registration Excercise by the middle of this year.
National Director of the Young Progressive Party, YPP, Mr. Joseph Onus gave the advice while featuring on Politics Today a Kapital FM current affairs programme in Abuja.
Mr. Onus who appealed to the Commission to ensure that all eligible voters were given the opportunity to participate in the exercise to strengthen the electoral process also urged eligible voters not to register twice.
Speaking on the topic ” INEC Continuous voter registration ahead of 2023 Elections across the country” Mr. Onus commended INEC on its promise to replace its Direct Data Capture Machine with a new technology called INEC Voter Enrollment Device for the exercise.
The Young Progressive Party Chieftain solicited the support of all stakeholders towards the success of the exercise as over Two Thousand Five Hundred Centers would be provided across the Seven Hundred and Seventy Four Local Government Areas of the country.
Also contributing on the programme the National Youth Leader of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Mr. Maurice Ebem said for the continous voters registration to be more effective there was need for training and retraining of INEC staff and personnel to ensure optimal performance.
The ADC National Youth Leader who explained that with effect from Monday 28th June 2021, the Continous Voter Registration, CVR, would commence nationwide and be carried out continuously until the third quarter of 2022 appealed to Nigerian Youths who are yet to register to do so.
He called on the commission to provide more details on the CVR exercise, particularly the innovations that would ensure a safe and stress free experience for the intending registrants.
Mr. Ebem therefore advised Nigerians especially those who have turned eighteen to ensure that they are not left out in the exercise so as to have the right to vote and be voted for in future elections.