Persons who have registered online in the Continuous Voter Registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission still have the opportunity to get themselves captured before June 30, when the exercise will be suspended.
This will enable them to participate in next year’s general election.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Lagos State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje stated this while featuring on News Reel, a local network news broadcast of the Lagos Operations of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
Mr. Agbaje said the door of the commission would be opened for those that have registered online for the capturing of the necessary information including fingerprint for production of the Permanent Voter Card.
The INEC Commissioner explained that fresh registrants would not be accommodated online from today 31st of May until after the general elections next year, saying the action was aimed at collating and printing the voter cards of those that had been captured during the exercise.
He however encouraged eligible persons who have not done their voter registration, to do so in person at the registration areas across the state before the end of next month.
The INEC Commissioner stated that since the commencement of the continuous voter registration in the country last year, about six hundred thousand (600,000) people have registered online in Lagos State but only two hundred and forty seven thousand, two hundred and forty – two(247,242) people have completed the registration both online and in person at various wards in the state as at yesterday May, 2022.
Mr. Agbaje while noting the traditional low turnout of voters in Lagos, said the commission was doing everything possible to ensure that eligible voters are captured in the ongoing registration as it is collaborating with political parties, religious, traditional, market leaders, to ensure that more people are registered.
He advised those that have registered previously last year to go to their ward areas to collect their Permanent Voter cards in preparation for the elections, noting the collection of PVC has commenced since April this year.
The INEC Resident Commissioner later paid a courtesy call on the Director, FRCN, Lagos Operations, Mrs Bolanle Owoyemi.
By Taoreed Abdullahi