PVC registration: Keyamo says new voters will be divided

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been urged to extend the period for voter registration by Festus Keyamo, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour and Employment.

The new voters would be split between the ruling party, the main opposition, and the others, according to Keyamo, who announced this on his Twitter page on Friday.

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“INEC should extend the registration period for voters. Those who embellish the story to make it appear that the mass registration represents a complete uprising against the ruling party are in fantasy land.

The main opposition, the ruling party, and the others would compete for the new voters, he predicted.

Remember that on Wednesday, INEC informed the House of Representatives that it might use more equipment and ad hoc staff in response to the House of Representatives’ request to extend the voter registration deadline?

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The electoral umpire concurred to extend voter registration, according to Rep. Aisha Duku, chair of the House Committee on INEC.

She continued by saying that INEC had informed the committee that weekends would now be included in the registration days, along with extra staff to ensure a successful exercise.

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