We Will Not Register New Voters- INEC » Gisthour
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has suspended the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) forward of the Oct. 10 governorship election in Ondo State.
Mr Rufus Akeju the state Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner disclosed this at a information convention in Akure on Wednesday.
Akeju stated that INEC has additionally suspended the issuance of Permanent Voter’s Card (PVCs) till after the ballot.
“It is extraordinarily necessary for me to tell you that the Commission has suspended the CVR.
“And the implication is that the window of alternative for brand new registrants to register, distribution of PVCs, switch of registration and substitute of misplaced or defaced PVCs has been shut for the meantime owing to the ravaging pandemic.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Section 78(7) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) empowers INEC to de-register political events in carrying our this constitutional accountability.
“The fee has de-registered Seventy-four (74) political events and now left with Eighteen (18) subsisting political events within the political area of the nation.
“In accordance with the election timetable launched by INEC for the conduct of the gubernatorial election in Ondo State, the conduct of the political social gathering primaries shall happen between July 2 and July 25.
“Pursuant to the above, and in addition as political actions start to assemble momentum within the state, I hereby admonish the political actors and gladiators to stay as much as expectations.
“Play the game according to the dictate of the extant laws, regulations and guidelines of their political parties to promote democratic values,” he stated.
Akeju revealed that the variety of registered voters was 1,822,346, whereas the variety of PVCs collected was 1,478,460, whereas 372, 888 PVCs have been uncollected.
He additionally revealed that in compliance with Section 30(1) and in conformity with the scheduled agenda, the electoral physique had posted the discover of election on July 1 as required by legislation.
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