- Fixtures for rerun elections out this Thursday
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that no fewer than one hundred thousand new voters registered with the commission under the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the two states of Edo and Ondo.
The commission said that its officials are presently doing de-duplication to ensure that there are no multiple registrants before distributing permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) to the registered voters.
Speaking during the opening of the second quarterly meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Abuja on Wednesday, INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, assured that the suspended rerun elections in the four states would be conducted before July 31.
He said INEC will meet to fix the date for the suspended rerun elections in Rivers, Imo, Kogi and Kano States this Thursday.
“Already, the commission has began consultations with critical stakeholders, including leaders of political parties and security agencies, and has meeting in Abuja today where the actual date for the rerun elections will be fixed,” he said.
Yakubu told the RECs: “There are a number of issues to be discussed, though this is a regular meeting, notably, the preparations for the forthcoming elections, the conclusion of rerun in Rivers, Kano, Imo and Kogi states.”
Further details later