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CVR: INEC creates additional registration centre in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created additional registration centre in Kano for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in Kano.

The commission said the creation of additional centre was due to the upsurge in the registrants across the local government areas.

The Kano Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Riskua Shehu announced this on Thursday in the state, at a news conference.

According to him, ‘’The commission has decided to create additional registration centre at the Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium located at Kofar Mata, Kano.’’

‘’The choice of this location was based on the fact that it has more space with large seating capacity and will be more convenient for registrants, ‘’the REC said.

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‘’ The centre will be operating from Tuesdays to Thursdays from 9.00am to 3.00pm henceforth ,until the upsurge is drastically reduced.’’

On collection of the PVCs, he said ,’’ currently there are over 380,000 uncollected old PVCs. There are also 77,117 new PVCs of those who registered in the 1st and 2nd  quarters (June to December 2021) of the CVR and distribution had since commenced. Similarly, we received 13,932 cards of all those who updated their information or requested for transfer.’’

While speaking on double registration for the PVCs, Prof. Shehu noted that as at January 2022 about 40% of those who registered in Kano were found to have registered before.

‘’ This scenario is in all states of the federation. In fact there were states that recorded over 50% illegal registration. Double registration is an offence as clearly enshrine in the Electoral Act 2022.

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