No fewer than 42,211 Nigerians have applied for its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) from the 59,331 accounts that were created by the Independent National Electoral Commission 24 hours after its launch.
Multiple sources said the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye disclosed this on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after the launching of the CVR pre-registration portal in Abuja.
According to him, out of the total number of applicants have risen 27,759 individuals applied for new voter pre-registration services; 11,177 requested for voter review record, while 1,669 applied for voter transfer.
“Within the same period, 42,211 applications were received out of which 27,759 individuals applied for new voter pre-registration services; 11, 177 requested for voter review record; 1, 669 applied for voter transfer; 853 asked for information update; 335 applied for replacement of lost or damaged PVCs; while 418 applicants requested for uncollected PVCs.”, he said.
He said, “Those that are unable to register online will be attended to from the scheduled date.
“Scheduled appointments for online registrants will also begin on July 19.
The Commission stressed that eligible Nigerians will have an opportunity to register in the CVR process which is expected to last for at least one year.