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CVR: Oyo community seeks extension of exercise

Residents of  Otu in Itesiwaju Local Government Area of Oyo State have  appealed to INEC to extend the period for the Continuous Voter  Registration (CVR) exercise  in the council area.

Speaking in separate interviews in Otu,  the residents said the extension would enable eligible voters who could not register within the stipulated period to do so.

A respondent, Alhaji Iyanda Oniyangi, said: “I want to appeal to INEC to extend the period because we have so many people who are yet to be registered.

“It will be unfair to unjustly deny eligible voters the right to vote.

“One registration machine for each ward will not be enough and that is why the queue is so long everywhere.”

A politician, Mrs Oluyemisi Ishola,  who corroborated Oniyangi’s observation,  said  some of the equipment  became  faulty during the exercise.

“ In Igbojaiye area on Thursday, the INEC officials informed us that the battery was bad and that they could not continue with the exercise.

“  They only  resumed work  on Sunday;  I think we urgently  need an extension in this council, “ she said.

The exercise is meant for Nigerians who have reached the age of  18 years and other eligible voters who did not register in the previous exercise.

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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