2023: Deadline for voters registration remains June 30

Contrary to speculations that the deadline for the ongoing registration of voters has been extended to August 31, 2022, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), says the deadline remains June 30, 2022.

Recall that following a clamour for an extension of the deadline due to an upsurge in the number of potential registrants and the attendant logistics hitches, the INEC last week said an extension might be considered.

Yesterday, some online reports claimed that the deadline had been extended prompting celebration in some quarters.

However, when newsmen asked the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Rotimi Oyekanmi, if it was true the deadline has been extended to August 31, 2022, he said: “No. It is not true. The deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) is still 30th June. The online pre-registration service closed since 30th May”.

He further explained that “what the Commission has done to respond to the surge in numbers of those who want to register, is to deploy more INEC Voter Enrollment Devices (IVEDs) to areas where the pressure is highest.

“These areas are all the states in the South-East region, Kano, Lagos and the FCT”.

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