Nigeria Elections: INEC Urged To Extend Voters Registration

Some Lawmakers in Lagos State have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the voters registration exercise by at least 30 days.

The lawmakers include Mr Desmond Elliot, Lagos State House of Assembly member, representing Surulere constituency I; Mr Kehinde Agoro, Secretary to the Surulere Local Government Area and Mrs Barakat Bakare, Council Leader, Surulere Local Government.

They made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday.

Elliot said that everybody had a right to be registered adding that they should be given ample time to do so.

“We are encouraging everyone to go pickup their PVC because they registered and voting is their right.

Moreso, we should also let them know that going to do another registration means double registration and that is not allowed.

“The best thing for them is to go back to their respective local government and pick their cards up especially for those who registered since 2011 to 2021, while others for 2022 should still be expecting their own.

“I also want to be joining my voice with those clamouring that the registration exercise be extended. Please, INEC should try and extend it.

“We are praying and hoping that they will do so because everybody has a right to be registered,” he said.

He urged Lagos residents to participate in the 2023 elections, pick the people of their choice and see how the country could be better.

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