The Chairman of the House Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Aishatu Dukku has informed lawmakers that the electoral body will extend the continuous voters’ registration exercise.
She stated this on Wednesday while reporting back to the House after being directed last week by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to interact with the electoral umpire over the need to extend the exercise.
The Speaker’s directive followed a motion on the need for INEC to extend the exercise and not disenfranchise willing Nigerians.
On Monday, INEC said it will give effect to the ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja on the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
Although he did not specifically state whether or not the electoral umpire would go ahead with its initial plan to stop the exercise, the INEC official said the commission would continue to obey the orders of the court.