2023: Nigerians demand immediate extension of PVC registration, threaten mass protest

The deadline for the Continuous Voters Registration, CVR, expired yesterday, and Nigerians who were unable to register have petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to extend the exercise  Charmingpro reports 

According to the Charmingpro, several registration centers were flooded on Sunday by anxious Nigerians looking to beat the June 25 deadline set by the electoral body.

Remember that INEC extended the exercise from June 30 to July 31, 2022, to allow eligible Nigerians to apply for the Permanent Voter’s Card ahead of the general elections in 2023.

Despite the fact that the service has been extended to churches and other locations in order to facilitate registration, many Nigerians have yet to register.

On Sunday, when Charmingpro visited some polling stations in Abuja, intending voters were enraged, alleging that there are plots to disenfranchise some Nigerians.

Mr Ojo K.T, one of the irate PVC applicants who spoke with our correspondent in the Kubwa CVR centre, said he had been trying to register since Monday.

“I think they just don’t want us to vote,” he explained. Consider the people who will be denied the opportunity to vote in the election. What is the problem in this country?

“If you look around, you’ll notice that the majority of us here who have been here since 3 a.m. this morning are young people.” They are afraid of the coming revolution, which is why they are deliberately pushing us away.”

He claims that the only language understood by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is protest, and that “we must take to the streets to demand the extension of the exercise.” Nobody should be able to deny us the right to vote.”


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