The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the physical registration of voters as well as the scheduled appointments by online registrants earlier scheduled to commence Monday 19th July 2021 to July 26.
The commission announced this on Friday, saying the exercise now to begin on July 26, was shifted owing to the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations for which the federal government has declared Tuesday and Wednesday public holidays.
The commission’s statement read; “Also facing the prospect of interruption of their registration schedules are some of the online registrants who have scheduled their appointments for the completion of their registrations on dates likely to clash with the same public holidays. The Commission promised thereafter to meet on Thursday 15th July 2021 to review the situation and provide clarity on the matter. This is what it has done.
“With the declaration of Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st, July 2021, as public holidays by the Federal Government, the date scheduled for the commencement of physical registration have to be adjusted.
“Consequently, the physical registration of voters will now commence on Monday 26th July 2021. Online registrants that have scheduled appointments from 19th July 2021 to 23rd July 2021 will have their appointments rescheduled.”
INEC, however, re-emphasized that the Continuous Voter Registration will take place over a period of one year and assured that “no citizen eligible Nigerian will be left behind”.