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.
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.