On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it had concluded arrangements to resume Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on Monday, 28 June.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC Chairman who disclosed this at their meeting in Abuja with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said:
“The commission is working to update its registration software to accommodate the newly established polling units to enable prospective voters to register.
“However, more work still lies ahead. Apart from the CVR, we shall continue our preparations for two bye-elections scheduled for 19 June in Sabon Gari State Constituency in Kaduna State and Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State”, he said.
Yakubu who stated that the commission was waiting for the official declaration of vacancies by the House of Representatives for the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency in Plateau and Lere Federal Constituency in Kaduna State said:
“Furthermore, preparations for the Anambra State Governorship election to be held on 6 November and the FCT Area Council election scheduled for 12 February will be prioritised.
“Similarly, we shall continue our early preparations for the 2023 general elections.
“In this regards, the commission has already established an Election Project Plan (EPP) committee to work on the 2023 election plan.
“The idea is to complete the plan early enough and make sure that we are fully ready for the election, which is now only 640 days away,” he said.
“INEC has successfully concluded stakeholder engagements on the expansion of voter access to polling units.
“The commission would soon meet to finalise the compilation and coding of polling units and would thereafter make the information public, he added.