- INEC says it has registered 820 individuals have applied for transfer of Polling Units (PUs)
- The Commission says it is aware of a few challenges some citizens residing in the rural area are experincing
- It discloses that the exercise for those who previously registered but could not find their names
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that it has registered no fewer than fewer than 57,737 voters in first three days of the on-going nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) which commenced on Thursday April 27.
The commission disclosed this in an update statement issued on the exercise on Thursday May 4, in Abuja.
NAIJ.com gathered that INEC made the statement through its National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Prince Adedeji Soyebi.
It said that 4,913 voters were earlier registered, also collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) within the first three days of the exercise.
The commission added that the figure was arrived at its meeting held on Thursday in Abuja where the first three days of the exercise were reviewed.
It further said that 1,820 individuals applied for transfer of Polling Units (PUs) and 1,117 persons applied for replacement of their lost or damaged PVCs.
The INEC, however stated that the Commission was aware of few challenges witnessed in the exercise and was working on plans to address the identified and other challenges as the exercise progresses.
"The exercise, which is on-going in all the commission’s offices in the 774 local government areas of the federation, has been peaceful and the turnout impressive.
"The Commission is however aware of a few challenges, including the distance of the registration centres from some prospective registrants, especially some of our citizens residing in the rural areas."
"The commission is also aware of the slowness of a number of the Direct Data Capture machines (DDC) in the conduct of the exercise.
"The ongoing exercise was meant for Nigerians who are 18 years and above and who were not previously registered.
The commission added that the exercise was also for those who previously registered but could not find their names in the voters.
It is also for those who have lost or damaged their cards and would like to replace them.
It appealed to all eligible Nigerians yet to register and those who registered but have not collected their PVCs to take advantage of the opportunity to do so.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently fixed February 16, 2019 as the date for the next presidential election in the country.
The INEC national commissioner in charge of the south-west, Solomon Soyebi, made the announcement at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, March 9.
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