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North-West APC urges INEC to extend voter registration

The leadership of the North-West zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend voters’ registration, in order to allow additional eligible Nigerians to acquire their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

The zonal spokesperson of the party, Musa Mada made the call on Saturday in Kaduna during an Interview with news men.

Mr Mada said the call for the extension had become necessary following a mass rush by eligible voters to get registered ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He said, “It will only be fair if an extension of the closing date be considered so that additional eligible voters will be registered.

“We are concerned about the number of people trooping to the INEC office on a daily basis, most of whom are yet to be captured.”

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that, Mada urged INEC to consider the possibility of creating additional registration centres, saying this would ease the difficulty faced by the eligible voters.

“Thousands of eligible voters might be disenfranchised due to difficulties being faced to access registration centres.

“INEC should know that the whole exercise bothers on the people, as such, it will not be fair to disenfranchise them,” he said.

The North-West zone comprises Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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