Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmood Yakubu has reacted to call asking for extension of the continuous voter registration exercise.
Yakubu said the electoral body is aware of the call and is considering extending the registration exercise beyond the June 30th deadline date.
He disclosed this in a tweet on its official handle on Saturday.
“We have heard your requests loud & clear. You will soon hear from us on the extension of CVR registration.
“Please assure me that you will register, pick your PVCs, and Vote. I also assure you that your vote will count.”
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Situation Room), a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, had on Friday called on the electoral body to extend the deadline.
The CSOs believe “citizens have now intensified their efforts in registering for their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC).
“There have also been several appeals by Nigerians to INEC to extend the registration exercise to enable them to register to obtain a PVC. Situation Room has received reports of large crowds at the INEC offices across the country.”