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INEC creates additional 25 registration centres in Anambra, resumes operation in LGAs previously shut

 

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Maduako Igbokwe l  Tuesday, June 14, 2022

 

ONITSHA, Anambra, Nigeria – Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Anambra State has disclosed that the Commission has created additional 25 registration centres,  bringing the total numbers to  87 centres.

This was disclosed by state Resident Electoral Commissioner REC Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji on Tuesday while briefing Journalists on the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the state.

According to him, creating additional centres was one of measures adopted by the commission to address the challenges of surge. He also disclosed that the commission has also reopened all the centres in the state shut down as result of insecurity.

“I am pleased to announce that the Commission has created additional 25 registration centres in Anambra State, and that they commenced operation by 9.00 am today.

The additional centres bring the  total number of centres in Anambra State to 87. We have reopened some LGA Offices  that were shut down as a result of insecurity. Specifically, on Tuesday, 7 June 2022, the  Idemili North LGA Office was reopened. Today, 14 June 2022, we have resumed  registration exercise in Ogbaru and Ayamelum LGAs” he stated.

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He also said that the commission has   reorganized its operational procedure by separating people seeking biometric  services from those that require non-biometric services.

According to him, the biometric services involves fresh registration while non-biometric services include request for PVC  Replacement, Voter Transfer, and Update. Orji said that  those requesting for  non-biometric services need not to come to the registration centres, rather they should do it with  their android phones.

He also said that immediately ,the transfer , update  and replacement are  completed the person would be  prompted with a message which  will  be used to  collect  his/ her PVC at preferred areas .

“These services can be  obtained through the Commission’s CVR Portal. However, we have deployed personnel to assist those who cannot access the online portal at the various registration centres. In areas where the security situation permits, we would extend our time of operation, which is 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. We would continue to expand our public communication to inform and educate members of the public” he said

He appealed to the registrants to exercise patience, understanding and show  cooperation at  this challenging time.

 

 

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