CVR: INEC laments low voter registration in Yobe
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Yobe State has expressed concern over low voter registration in the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise in the state.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Ahmed Makama expressed concern in Damaturu when he received a commendation letter presented to the commission by Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Yobe chapter.
The REC, represented by Alhaji Abatcha Dikwa, the Administrative Secretary of INEC in the state, said “the figure or the status of registration of voters in Yobe is not encouraging.
“So, I will appeal to the leadership of IPAC to call on all eligible citizens of the state to come out and register’’.
He assured that the electoral umpire in the state would create a level playing ground for all political parties in the forthcoming elections.
In his remarks earlier, the IPAC Chairman in the State, Bala Mohammad, urged the commission to remain focused in executing its mandate and to avoid any form of distraction, while appealing to politicians and political parties to respect laid down rules and regulations.
Statistics from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, revealed that it recorded 7,009,343 fresh registration in quarter 3 week 10 of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) across Nigeria.
Out of the more than seven million fresh registration, according to the Commission, 4,009,361 registrants had completed their registration of which 1,687,540 registered online and 2,321,821 physical.
It was observed that Yobe State has only 49,193 out of the total figures for the new registrants, a development considered by many including the Electoral Commission as among states with the lowest CVR in the country.
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