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INEC announces resumption of voter registration ahead of 2023 election, earmarks N1bn

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The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence in the first quarter of 2021 ahead of the 2023 general election, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The electoral body also earmarked the sum of N1billion for the exercise.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement on Wednesday, during a budget defence session with the Senate Committee on INEC.

Speaking on the eligibility of voters, he said he is in support of diaspora voting and called on the National Assembly to amend the Electoral Act to accommodate diaspora and early voting.

Yakubu is also seeking the senate’s approval spend 5.2 billion naira from the special INEC fund to make up for the shortfall in the 2020 budget which was cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 
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