The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), confirmed that it would extend the June 30 deadline for the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR).
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed the Youths Vote Count Concert at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja.
Yakubu said that contrary to reports, the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for the ongoing CVR exercise would begin in October 2022.
“The youths want to know when the registration will end. I want to assure you, on behalf of the commission that the registration won’t end on June 30. For as long as we have you people trying to register, we will continue to register you. In the last five days, we have registered over 14, 000 Nigerians in this place alone. We have about 50 voter registration machines.”
On the duration of the extension, Yakubu said the commission is yet to decide on the timeframe, but would soon communicate the duration to Nigerians.