INEC extends voters registration, registers 23 new political parties
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday announced the extension on the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to August 31 from August 17 it had earlier announced.
The commision also announced the registration of 23 new political parties, raising the number of registered parties in Nigeria to ninty-one.
A statement signed by Mohammed Haruna, INEC National Commissioner and Member, Voter Education and Publicity Committee in Abuja, said it decided to extend the exercise which commenced on April 27, 2017, by opening permanent registration centres in all 774 Local Government offices and 672 other centres.
It said the decision was to ensure that all year round, Nigerians who turned 18 years would have the opportunity to register.