In compliance with the wish of many Nigerians and groups, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced an extension of the deadline for voter registration.
The commission announced this on Wednesday.
INEC’s last day for the registration of voters that has proved overwhelming was June 30.
But the surge and turnout of people who want to register forced the possibility of an extension of the closing date as most of them have been complaining of sluggish progress and inability to register.
Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, Aishatu Jibril Dukku disclosed this while briefing the House on the committee’s efforts to ensure the implementation of a House resolution reached last week.
“The Committee held a meeting with INEC yesterday (Tuesday) and they agreed to extend the CVR, all our resolutions were approved,” Dukku told members of the House at plenary on Wednesday.
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday stopped INEC from ending voter registration on 30 June 2022.
This was a fallout of an application by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that had asked the court to order INEC not to stop registration on June 30 according to its schedule.