INEC Extends Voters Registration By Two Weeks – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday announced that the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) has been extended by two weeks.
With this extension, the ongoing CVR due to elapse on Friday, 17th August is now extended till Friday, 31st August 2018.
The exercise will be done in all the designated registration centres between 9 am and 5 pm every day, including weekends, but excluding public holidays.
Breaking: The Commission has decided to extend the CVR to 31st August 2018. The exercise will continue in all the designated registration centres every day, including weekends, but excluding public holidays, between 9am and 5pm. pic.twitter.com/A0wy7QJhJP
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) August 14, 2018
The decision was made due to the heels of calls and meetings by several groups in the country for an extension of the deadline so that more Nigerianparticipatete in the 2019 elections.
INEC also announced the registration of 23 political associations as new political parties in the country, which means the total number of parties now stands at 91.