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INEC urges elegible persons to participate in continuous voters’ registration in Bayelsa


Yenagoa – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged eligible persons in Bayelsa to participate in ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration ahead of Dec. 5 governorship election in the state.
Spokesman of the commission in the state, Mr Timidi Wariowei, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa on Thursday.
He said that the exercise which began on Wednesday was taking place in the three senatorial districts in the state.
“Initially, the registration centre was only in local government headquarters but right now, it has been spread to the 24 state constituencies.
“We are calling on all eligible persons, who have not registered in the state to go out en-masse and register because voter card their right to vote and be voted for,“ he said.
He said that the exercise would end on Monday to allow those who did not registered in the previous exercises to do so.
“The electoral materials are readily available and Bayelsa INEC is prepared to conduct a successful registration; I urge prospective voters to go out for the exercise.
“We have educated the electorate at the state and local government levels on the need for the registration; the exercise is affording opportunity for three groups of eligible persons to be registered.
“The groups are those who are eligible but did not register before the 2015 general elections and those registered but their names are not in the voters’ register.
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“The others are those who have attained the age of 18 years since the last registration exercise.
“I believe the exercise will enable people to register and participate fully in the forthcoming elections in the state,” he said. (NAN)

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