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CVR: INEC Solicit Support of CSOs in Mobilizing Prospective Registrants, Collection of PVCs in Edo, Ondo

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) INEC has appealed to the Civil Society Organisations to assist in mobilising prospective registrants for the 10 days continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise, and distribution of uncollected permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) ahead of the Edo and Ondo States Governorship elections.

Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu gave the appeal on Tuesday at the second quarterly consultative meeting with the Civil Society Organizations( CSOs).

He stressed the need for prospective voters to register early so as to meet up with the deadline, noting that one of the conditions mandatory for continuous participation of CSOs in election observation is regular submission of observation reports.

Yakubu said CSOs who fail to submit their observation reports from may likely not be accredited to participate in future elections.

The INEC Chairman also urged the CSOs to submit their applications for accreditation to participate as election observers in the September 21 Governorship elections in Edo state.

Recall that INEC announced the commencement of the Continuous Voters Registration exercise in the two states simultaneously from Monday 27th May to Wednesday 5th June 2024.

Professor Yakubu noted that the exercise will enable eligible citizens not yet registered Voter to be and to allow those registered voters have opportunity to transfer their registration from other states of the Federation to Ondo and Edo states or from one location or the other of the state.

Professor Mahmood further warned prospective voters in Edo and Ondo States who trying to collect permanent voters card by proxy, saying that it will not be allowed.

He also tasked the CSOs to monitor the campaigns of political parties to ensure that their campaigns comply with the Electoral Act as campaign activities have been lifted.

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