• Ubon Marcus | June 29, 2021.
The Akwa Ibom State Government has directed residents/citizens of the State who are 18 years and above but not registered to vote to take advantage of the Continuous Voters Registration exercise flagged off by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The call was made by the Hon. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong at the commencement of voter awareness and sensitization campaign by the Ministry of Information and Strategy.
He explained that the voter awareness and sensitization campaign of his ministry is aimed at providing enlightenment on the ongoing voters registration exercise to nooks and crannies of the state in form of radio and television announcements, newspaper publications, and messages on the internet for all to see.
“It is the responsibility of this ministry to keep citizens of our dear state informed. The Continuous Voters Registration exercise is very important as the right of citizens to vote and be voted for cannot be toiled with hence we must ensure that they are properly enlightened in order to perform this civic responsibility”, the Hon. Commissioner stated.
Days ago the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had announced the resumption of online Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
This was made known by INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, in a statement which stated that online registration, which has commenced nationwide, is being done through the commission’s registration portal https://cvr.inecnigeria.org.
He further explained that the schedule of appointments for online registrants and physical CVR at INEC state and local government offices nationwide is expected to commence on July 19.
Comrade Ememobong called on Nigerians who are 18 years and above who never registered, registered voters with accreditation issues, registered voters seeking transfer to new polling units, registered voters with defaced, damaged or lost PVCs, and registered voters who wish to correct their information to take advantage of this opportunity to do so.