The House of Representatives has asked the Independent National Electorial Commission (INEC) to extend the deadline for continuous voters registration by 60 days.

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker house of Reps moved the motion to be adopted

According to the House, this is to enable more eligible Nigerians to register and get their permanent voters card, PVC, and participate in the 2023 general election.

The resolution was passed during the plenary session on Wednesday, 15th June 2022, following the adoption of a motion passed by Benjamin Kalu, a lawmaker from Abia State.

The call was made due to the large number of unregistered eligible voters willing to be registered as evidenced by the crowd seen at various registration centers, resulting in congestion.

There has been reports of shortage  of voters registration machines, inadequate manpower and also personnel at registration centers.

The motion was adopted when it was put to a voice by Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House.

The House committee on electoral matters was then directed to engage INEC and ensure that the deadline for voters registration is extended by 60 days 

The commission has fixed 30th June, 2022 as the deadline for the suspension of continuous voter’s registration across the country ahead of the of the 2023 general elections.

Story: Hilda Katu