By Ezeocha Nzeh
The Independent 6As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it captured One Million registrants in the Commission’s ongoing Online Continuous Voter Registration exercise This is even as the commission flags off the physical Registration of Nigerians today across the country.
INEC made the disclosure in a statement issued Monday by its National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity , Festus Okoye
Okoye disclosed further that youths still dominate in number of new registrants with a total of 740,063 or 73.5% of the online figure.
According to him, young people between ages 18– 34 years dominate registrants as he urged these youths and others that have done the online registration to proceed to the states and local government offices of the Commission to complete their Registration.
Okoye said : “As of 7am today, Monday 26th July 2021, the number of new registrants has risen to 1,006,661. The detailed distribution of the registrants by age, State/FCT, gender, occupation and disability for Week Four of the exercise has been uploaded to the Commission’s website and social media platforms.
“However, the distribution by age still shows that 740,063 (or 73.5%) are young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 34. As earlier announced by the Commission, physical or in-person registration begins today, Monday 26th July 2021 at our 811 State and Local Government Area offices nationwide.
” The exact locations of the designated centres have already been uploaded to our website and social media platforms. For further details, citizens are encouraged to contact our State offices through the dedicated telephone numbers provided in the uploaded publication.
“Nigerians who pre-registered online can now complete their registration at those centres based on scheduled appointments. In addition, other Nigerians who prefer to register physically/in-person can now do so at those centres.
“Both online pre-registration and physical/in-person registration will continue simultaneously until the suspension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise on 30th June 2022 to enable the Commission to clean up the data and compile the voters’ register for the 2023 General Election.