INEC Says Online Voter Registration Remains Suspended
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the portal has been shut Following weeks of complaints about hitches experienced in the online registration of voters.
The clarification was made by the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Federal Capital Territory, Yahaya Bello, at a briefing in Abuja ahead of the Youth Vote Count Mega Music Concert on Saturday. Bello wondered why Nigerians are still rushing to the commission’s website, despite the commission warning last month that it would suspend the online registration on May 30.
According to him, people complaining that the online registration was no longer effective should have sought clarification before reaching such premature conclusion. This is even as he stated that the Permanent Voters Cards of people who are just completing their registration may not be ready until the first month of 2023.
People who missed the chance to register early are the ones we observed in the lengthy lines today. Due to the sensitivity, they are rushing today. Otherwise, we would have followed this process in order, “added he.
Anyone who only registers won’t be able to pick them up until the entire exercise is finished, according to Bello, who delivered a warning during the event on Tuesday.
I want it to be known that the PVCs people are currently collecting are from 2011, 2019, and the previous year. Participants who are taking part now through June 30 won’t be able to pick up theirs right away.
We can print these cards using this procedure, He concluded.