The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has slated 24th – 30th September 2021 to commence the first quarter display of Voter Register (VR) nationwide.
The nation’s electoral body revealed the register will be on display simultaneously across the 774 local government areas, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The development was disclosed in a statement by the Ebonyi INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Joseph Chukwu, Naija News reports.
Chukwu who spoke at a news conference in Abakaliki on Wednesday, September 22, urged those that took part in the registration exercise which began in June to use the opportunity to cross-check their biodata and any other relevant information and make corrections, where necessary.
The first quarter of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) had started on June 28 and closed both online and physical on September 21 at about 11:59 pm.
Chukwu explained further that the second quarter of the CVR exercise would begin on October 4 nationwide and end on December 20, while the third phase of the exercise would run dun January 3 to March 4, 2022, and the fourth quarter would begin by April 11, 2022, to end on June 30, 2022.
The REC, who commended eligible voters for participating in the civic exercise appealed to the citizenry to continue supporting INEC’s activities that would lead to credible elections in 2023.
He statement reads: “Following the completion of the online and physical registrations, which began on June 28 and closed by 11.59p.m on September 21. The display of voters’ register for claims and objections will hold effective from Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 for the first quarter. The exercise will take place in all the 13 local government offices of the commission, including the two centres at the state headquarters.
“The register will also be on display simultaneously across the 774 local government areas and the Federal Capital Territory, as well as other designated centres.
“All registrants are, therefore, advised to visit centres where they registered or made corrections to check for the correctness of their particulars,” Chukwu added.
Meanwhile, some arsonists on Sunday burnt down an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) located in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, Naija News reports.