2023: INEC Announces Date For Voter Registration, Budgets ₦1bn

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The electoral body declared that exercise will commence in the first quarter of 2021 as it earmarks the sum of N1billion for the exercise.

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The announcement was made by the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu during a budget defence session with the Senate Committee on INEC on Wednesday.

Professor Yakubu also stated his support for a diaspora voting system, urging the National Assembly to amend the Electoral Act to accommodate diaspora and early voting.

The Electoral body also sought the approval of the Senate to spend N5.2 billion from the special INEC fund to make up for the shortfall in the 2020 budget which was cut because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

INEC had earlier sometime in October that the pandemic forced a delay in the commencement of the voter registration exercise.

While noting that the CVR is a national exercise that requires the mobilisation of a lot of equipment, materials, and personnel, the Chief Press Secretary to the commission said the virus was still very much in the community.

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