Alhaji Nma Kolo, Special Adviser on Political Affairs and Strategy to Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger, has called on prospective voters, who had not registered to participate in the ongoing voters registration exercise in the state.
In a statement issued in Minna on Monday, Kolo said that it was only by so doing that they could participate in the electoral process.
He stressed that all eligible residents, who had attained the age of 18 and above must register before it closes in June .
“If you know you have now attained 18 years of age or have moved from one town to another and wished to exercise your right to elect a representative of your choice, you can now do so with the continuous voter registration “, he said.
He reminded residents that one could only vote or be voted for when he or she had registered and obtained a permanent voters card (PVC).
The continuous voter registration would enable voters to validate their temporary voters card, ensure their names appeared in the voters’ register, and allowed those that had relocated to another state, town or community rectify their details on the register, he added.
“All you need to do is visit the local government offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) where you reside or any designated Continuous voter registration centre close to you”. Kolo said.
“To make your task easier as a new voter, one can Pre-Register online, or as a Registered Voter, you can review your voter registration, Request to Update your Information or transfer your voter registration to another polling unit at https//cvr.inecnigeria.org.
” Having done that and filled the document, a printout should be made and you could proceed to the nearest INEC CVR Centre for biometric capture”, he said.
The Special Adviser, therefore, urged residents, irrespective of political party affiliation, to make themselves eligible to vote in the 2023 general elections and beyond by acquiring the permanent voters card.