The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has placed a suspension on online pre-registration and in-person voter registrations in Lagos and other states.
INEC said that the suspension of Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) was to give room for all registrants to check for appropriateness of the information supplied during the registration to electoral officials.
The electoral commission stated that the stoppage on registration would afford its officials the opportunity to embark on other necessary housekeeping activities in preparation for the next quarters.
Through a statement released on Monday by its Head of Department, Voter Education/Publicity for Lagos, Femi Akinbiyi, INEC said that it has directed staff to stop voter registration.
The electoral umpire hinted that online pre-registration and in-person registration exercise started on 28th June 2021 and on the 26th July 2021 respectively.
According to the commission, the break is also to allow voters and Nigerians to raise objections (if any) about names that are not supposed to be on the register, like names of dead persons, foreigners, and Nigerians below the age of 18.
The Commission, therefore, enjoins all Lagosians to afford this golden opportunity to help in getting the correct information about all registrants in the state on INEC database.
The Statement reads in part: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Lagos State will as from Tuesday 21st September 2021 suspend the online pre-registration of voters that started on 28th June 2021 and in-person registration that commenced on the 26th July 2021 and thereafter embark on the display of voter register for claims and objections.