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INEC registers 1.41m voters, distributes 54,395 PVCs

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it has registered 1.41 million voters in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CRV).
The Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at the launch of Getregistered Naija Mobile App by Election Monitor, a civil society organisation, in Abuja.
He said the Commission had also distributed 54,395 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to registered voters across the country in the ongoing exercise.
Yakubu, who was represented by INEC’s Director of Voter Registry Department, Mr. Iro Gambo, said 60, 085 transfer requests had been received alongside 125, 543 demands for card replacement.
He said update on the CVR as at July 7 showed that Lagos had the highest number of registered voters, adding that the Commission’s aim was to register 20 million voters at the end of next quarter.
“The INEC will continue to strive to get all Nigerians registered; that was why we considered requests for additional registration centres and added 302 registration centres to the existing 774 local government areas.
“New DDCMs are being procured to replace the old ones. The Commission has taken delivery of 900 out of the initial order of 1,060,’’ he stated. NAN

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