The electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that online voter pre-registration will be suspended by May 30th.
The disclosure was made on Wednesday by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the Commission’s quarterly meeting with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday in Abuja.
“Both the online pre-registration as well as the physical registration at designated centres are taking place simultaneously.
The INEC boss explained that online pre-registrants will need time to schedule appointments to complete their registration physically at designated centres hence, the Commission has decided to suspend the online registration in the next three weeks(May 30th)
According to him, this will enable the online registrants to complete their registration physically at the designated centres before the exercise is suspended on June 30.
“This will enable the Commission to clean up the registration data, print the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and compile the register ahead of the 2023 General Election,” Yakubu noted.
The INEC Chairman also announced that the Commission would by next week finalise the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the forthcoming Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections and the 2023 General Election.