The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will commence Continuous Voter Registration ahead of the 2023 general elections on June 28, 2021 across the 774 Local Government Areas.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC’s chairman, said this on Thursday during a briefing in Abuja. According to him, the registration exercise would be carried out constantly for over a year until the third quarter of 2022. He said the CVR could not recommence in 2020 mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.He also asserted that the bye-election held in Ekiti East should be suspended indefinitely, following killings. He said: “if the purpose of election is to kill, the election will remain suspended indefinitely. And when I mean indefinitely, I mean indefinitely.”