Voter reg­is­tra­tion timetable out soon – Jega

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The Chair­man of INEC Prof. At­tahiru Jega yes­ter­day said the timetable for Con­tin­u­ous Voter Reg­is­tra­tion (CVR) would be re­leased soon.

Jega an­nounced this at an in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion with Ed­i­tors and News Di­rec­tors or­gan­ised by INEC in col­lab­o­ra­tion with UNDP’s Demo­cratic Gov­er­nance for Democ­racy (DGD) project in Abuja.

Jega said the com­mis­sion was work­ing to im­prove on the in­tegrity of voter reg­is­ter be­fore the 2015 gen­eral elec­tions.

He added that the reg­is­ter in Ek­iti and Osun had been up­dated ahead of the gov­er­nor­ship elec­tions and as­sured that CVR would be com­pleted in all the states by Septem­ber.

He iden­ti­fied lack of ICT as one of the chal­lenges fac­ing the con­duct of the reg­is­tra­tion.

Jega said the com­mis­sion would en­sure ex­ten­sive and com­pre­hen­sive voter ed­u­ca­tion be­fore 2015 elec­tions and en­joined the me­dia to show its so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity in ed­u­cat­ing vot­ers.

The chair­man also said the com­mis­sion was ready to con­duct elec­tions in spite of the se­cu­rity chal­lenges, adding, ``we are ready to con­duct elec­tions in a any sit­u­a­tion we find our­selves.’’

He, how­ever, said it was im­por­tant to con­duct elec­tions un­der a con­ducive at­mos­phere to en­sure cred­i­ble polls, stress­ing that INEC was mind­ful of the se­cu­rity chal­lenges con­fronting the na­tion. (NAN)

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