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INEC: 19,135 Persons Have Registered In Continuous Voters Registration in Oyo

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Oyo State, Mutiu Agboke, on Thursday, disclosed that 19,135 persons have completed their registration in the first phase of the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration exercise in Oyo State.

The 19,135 registrants are those that have completed both online and physical registration out of 72,644 who registered during the online pre-registration exercise that started on June 28, 2021.

Agboke, who disclosed this at a press briefing held at the head office of the commission, added that the CVR had been suspended temporarily on September 21 resume on October 3.

The REC explained that the suspension is to give room for claims and objections that emanate from the registration exercise across the 33 local government areas of the state.

He noted that the time is to also give the commission the opportunity to publish the register of voters for public scrutiny.

He added that the public display is to enable citizens assist the commission in identifying ineligible registrants on the list ahead of the cleaning up of the register and addition of fresh registrants to the current register followed by the printing of their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Agboke said the electoral commission was embarking on a series of advocacy and voter enlightenment programmes to avert incidences of multiple registration and failure of registrants to identify polling units and wards.

He charged all and sundry to assist the commission by identifying multiple registrants, deceased persons, ineligible registrants including foreigners and Nigerians below the voting age to enable the commission have a clean INEC register.

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