INEC displays voters register for claims, objections in Lagos

INEC displays voters register for claims, objections in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State says it has displayed the register of newly registered voters for claims and objections from members of the public.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos state, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, disclosed this on Monday, August 15, 2022.

He made this known in a statement by the commission’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Adenike Oriowo.

“This is to inform the general public that the Independent National Electoral Commission, Lagos State has commenced the preliminary display of the Voters Register for claims and objections, in line with section 19 of the Electoral Act 2022

“This display will be on from Monday, Aug. 15 to Friday, Aug. 20 at the 20 Local Government Area Offices of the Commission in Lagos State,” Agbaje said.

He urged all registered voters in the state to check through for any omission; correction and objection to any information on the register during the period.

“The commission is poised to ensure a credible voter register for a successful electioneering process; particularly the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.

“The INEC is committed to making all votes count, to consolidate our democracy,” he added.

The display is part of efforts to clean up the voter register; especially after the completion of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on July 31, 2022; before the printing of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Meanwhile, former President, Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerians to be circumspect in exercising their voting rights in the 2023 general elections.

Jonathan gave the advice while delivering a keynote address in Abuja on Saturday, August 13, 2022.

Specifically, he spoke at the one-year memorial summit in honour of the late Captain Idahosa Okunbo. Jonathan said that 2023 should be seen as an avenue to elect the kind of leadership Nigeria deserved now; as well as in the future to assume its rightful place among the comity of nations.

Also Read: NNPC Ltd launches crude theft monitoring applications

“Ahead of the 2023 elections, we are getting ready to be wooed and wowed at campaign grounds by various politicians seeking different offices.

“But these thoughts are beyond 2023. It is about Nigeria and the kind of leadership it deserves now and in the future to ensure that our country assumes its rightful place among the comity of nations.

“My charge to Nigerians is to be circumspect in the exercise of their voting rights.

“We must shift away from the politics of bread and butter and ensure that we do not elect leaders that will buy our conscience today and mortgage the future of our children and grandchildren.

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.