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Again, voter registration commences in Imo

Anthony Iwuoma

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has lifted its suspension of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in Imo State.

The CVR was suspended, following the attack by gunmen on staff members, which left some dead.

According to Governor Hope Uzodimma, the exercise would start again today, on Monday.

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The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, in a statement said the governor gave the hint after church service at the Government House Chapel, Owerri on Sunday.

The governor was quoted to have said he intervened because of the necessity for Imo people to register and obtain their Permanent Voter Cards so that they could take part in the next general election.

“By Monday, April 25, 2022 the CVR will resume in all the designated centres while the three local governments under ban will carry out the registration at their local government headquarters,” the governor said.

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“Those who are deliberately scaring the people away from registering are enemies of the state who want to draw the state back knowing full well that the INEC registration and the population census are yardsticks for Federal Revenue Allocation to states and local governments.

“Therefore, there is every need for every citizen of Imo State, 18 years and above, to go and register and obtain the PVC for the forth coming election.”

However, INEC is yet no confirm the development.