Nigeria: INEC Announces Resumption Of Voter Registration Ahead Of 2023 Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in Nigeria.

According to the Chairman, the electoral body will commence voter registration in the first quarter of 2021 ahead of forthcoming 2023 general elections.

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INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu who made the disclosure during a budget defence session with the Senate Committee on INEC on Wednesday November 4, said the sum of N1billion has also been earmarked for the exercise.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood

Speaking further, he disclosed that he is in support of diaspora voting during the session, and also called on the National Assembly to amend the Electoral Act to accommodate diaspora and early voting.