The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would suspend its ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) online pre-registration on May 30.
INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, in his remarks at the commission’s quarterly meeting with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday in Abuja, said this would give time for online pre-registrants to complete their registration physically.
“For this reason, the commission has decided to suspend the online registration in the next three weeks, that is May 30.
“This will enable the online registrants to complete their registration physically at the designated centres before the exercise is suspended on June 30,” Mr Yakubu said.
According to Mr Yakubu, the development would allow INEC clean up the registration data and print the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) ahead of the general elections.
The INEC Chairman also disclosed that the commission would finalise the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of future elections by next week.
According to Mr Yakubu, these include the forthcoming Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections and the 2023 General Election.