The Independent National Electoral Commission yesterday (Saturday) announced a two-day extension for the ongoing voter registration exercise, Punch reports.
According to INEC’s Director of Information, Mr. Emmanuel Umenger, the extension is going to be operative only in areas where the exercise did not begin on schedule or where there were identified problems of logistics.
In INEC’s official release, it indicated that “INEC will undertake a mop-up exercise in areas where the ongoing voter registration exercise could not commence early due to communal conflicts, over-population, technical or logistical challenges.
“The mop up voter registration will be from Sunday, February 6 to Monday, February 7, 2011.
“The affected areas are: Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, Ganjuwa, Kirfi, Shira, Bogoro, and Tafawa Balewa Local Government Areas of Bauchi State; some wards in Gubio,Mafa, Jere,Konduga,Kukawa, Mobbar and Monguno local government areas of Borno State; Katsina Ala,Gwer East and Vandeikya LGAs of Benue State; Warri North, Warri South, and Warri South-West LGAs of Delta State; Ijero and Ekiti-East LGA of Ekiti State; Nsukka, Uzo Uwani and parts of Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South as well as Udi LGAs of Enugu State.
“Others are, the FCT; Sabon Tasha, Rigasa, Afaka, Kakuri, Rigachikun LGAs in Kaduna State; two registration areas each in Birnin Kebbi, Yauri, Gwandu and three others each in Danko-Wasaku and Suru in Kebbi State; Karu, New Karu,Mararaba,Masaka, Aso Fada and Adudu ward in Obi LGA of Nasarawa State.
“In Zamfara State, the mop-up exercise will take place in Gusau Ward 03, Galadima 01, Dado 04, Maiyara 05, Tudun Wada 09 and Tsafe 08 wards, while in Kogi State, it will take place in some areas in Bassa and Adavi LGAs. In Ogun State, Obafemi Owode, Ifo and Ado Odo LGAs will benefit from the exercise.”
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